con·​sid·​ered | \ kən-ˈsi-dərd How to pronounce considered (audio) \

Definition of considered

1 : matured by extended deliberative thought a considered opinion
2 : viewed with respect or esteem

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Examples of considered in a Sentence

It's my considered opinion that she was not guilty of the crime. Their actions were a considered response to the violence.
Recent Examples on the Web The varied points of reference make for a considered, cohesive and iconic experience, but the true goal of the space is to make anyone who enters—regardless of their background—entirely welcome. Camille Okhio, Vogue, 17 Aug. 2021 Go for considered contributions, rather than unfettered spontaneity. Greg Story, Forbes, 7 Apr. 2021 The lawn serves a design function, but only as a considered partner to plant beds, not a substitute for them. Washington Post, 5 May 2021 Odom considered hospitality as his next jump, an industry with a customer-service appeal not dissimilar to acting. Brittany Spanos, Rolling Stone, 24 Feb. 2021 Now, new policies and protocols—not to mention a more considered, conscientious traveling public—made for a downright pleasant trip. Corina Quinn, Condé Nast Traveler, 27 Oct. 2020 Scientists have so far considered two primary routes for transmitting SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 (coronavirus): contact with an object that has the virus on it, or inhalation of micro-droplets emitted through sneezes and coughs. Courtney Linder, Popular Mechanics, 5 Apr. 2020 At least eight states – from New Jersey to Illinois to California – are considered sanctuary states, according to an analysis by the Center for Immigration Studies, which favors restricting immigration. Kristine Phillips, USA TODAY, 10 Feb. 2020 His trial was widely publicized and the gruesome details became considered common knowledge. Heather Finn, Good Housekeeping, 14 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of considered

circa 1677, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of considered was circa 1677

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“Considered.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of considered

: resulting from careful thought

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