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 city>b : 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.
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 century
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.
CONSIDER Defined for Kids
Definition of consider for Students
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