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
More: Council goes forward with no-confidence vote in police Chief Conrad Williams said that her agency has developed its own response to groups considering Louisville.
Haley chided Beijing and Moscow for not supporting a resolution that would tighten sanctions and hinted that the United States is considering the use of force.
A hearing date hasn't yet been set for Jackson County Circuit Judge Jenifer C. Holt to consider Guffey's request for youthful offender status.
Or consider the plans to revamp our health care system, another cornerstone of Trump's agenda.
Consider Norway, which as a non-EU member has control of its own waters.
As Senate leaders consider revisions to the bill, some senators — including Republican Bob Corker of Tennessee — suggest leaving the investment tax in place to provide more money for subsidies, but others object to that idea.
He is considered a leading candidate for the starting strongside linebacker position.
But, in a 49-page opinion published Thursday, the three-judge panel that considered the appeal rejected all of Nere's arguments.
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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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