Definition of consider
1 : to think about carefully: such asa : to think of especially with regard to taking some action is considering you for the job considered moving to the cityb : to take into account The defendant's age must be considered.
2 : to regard or treat in an attentive or kindly way He considered her every wish.
3 : to gaze on steadily or reflectively The old gentleman considered him attentively. — Edith Wharton
4 : to come to judge or classify consider thrift essential
5 : regard His works are well considered abroad.
6 : suppose I consider it's best that he left when he did.
Examples of consider in a Sentence
We are considering you for the job.
She refused to consider my request.
He seriously considered changing careers.
The jury has considered the evidence and reached a verdict.
The policy was well researched and well considered.
Please consider what I've said.
We never considered the possibility that the plan could fail.
He paused a moment to consider before responding.
You have to consider that he is only three years old.
When you consider how long she worked there, it's surprising that she would leave so suddenly.
Recent Examples of consider from the Web
And the government did not seem to have considered the impact on the 2.5m people working in related trades, from leather shoes to cricket balls.
Instead of applying conventional antitrust theory, such as the effect of a merger on consumer prices, enforcers may need to consider alternative tools.
For instance, 95 people had low vitamin D levels, 81 had high mercury levels, and 52 were considered prediabetic.
The NCAA is reportedly considering using multiple rating systems rather than just the RPI to make judgments on at-large teams.
For those opposed to large primal cuts of cow, consider the sea bream, which is cleverly deboned yet served whole with charred halves of lemon and orange that beg to be given a liberal squeeze.
Despite the confidence of the statement, fans still have some reason to doubt the veracity of these start dates, considering all the ups and downs this film has suffered.
He's also considered vulnerable by the Democratic Party, since Hillary Clinton won his district with 50.2 percent of the vote in 2016.
More than one-third of American rental households spend 30 percent or more of their income on housing, a mark widely considered the standard for affordability.
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Origin and Etymology of consider
Middle English, from Anglo-French considerer, from Latin considerare to observe, think about, from com- + sider-, sidus heavenly body
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonym Discussion of consider
CONSIDER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of consider for English Language Learners
: to think about (something or someone) carefully especially in order to make a choice or decision
: to think about (something that is important in understanding something or in making a decision or judgment)
: to think about (a person or a person's feelings) before you do something in order to avoid making someone upset, angry, etc.
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