Synonyms and Antonyms of consider

  1. 1 to think of in a particular way I consider him a very good friend Synonyms of consider account, call, count, esteem, hold, look (on or upon), rate, reckon, regard, set down, view Words Related to consider believe, deem, feel, sense, think; conceive, fancy, imagine Phrases take for

  2. 2 to give serious and careful thought to carefully considering our options Synonyms of consider chew over, cogitate, ponder, contemplate, debate, deliberate, entertain, eye, kick around, meditate, mull (over), perpend, pore (over), question, revolve, ruminate, study, think (about or over), turn, weigh, wrestle (with)Words Related to consider muse (upon), reflect (on or upon), reminisce; analyze, explore, review; conclude, reason; second-guess, speculate (about); brood (about or over), dwell (on or upon), fixate (on or upon), fret (about or over), obsess (about or over); believe, conceive, opine; absorb, assimilate, digest, drink (in)Near Antonyms of consider disregard, ignore, overlook, slight; dismiss, pooh-pooh (also pooh), reject

  3. 3 to have as an opinion consider the price too high Synonyms of consider allow [chiefly Southern & Midland], conceive, believe, deem, esteem, feel, figure, guess, hold, imagine, judge, reckon [chiefly dialect], suppose, thinkWords Related to consider regard, view; accept, perceive; depend, rely, trust; assume, presume, presuppose, surmise; conclude, deduce, inferNear Antonyms of consider distrust, doubt, mistrust, question, suspect; disbelieve, discredit, reject

  4. 4 to give consideration to (as unexpected circumstances or contingencies) I had to consider the commute in deciding whether to take the job Synonyms of consider allow, factor (in or into), provide (for), regardWords Related to consider accommodate, adapt, adjust, condition; anticipate, contemplate, envisage, expect, foresee; assume, presume, presuppose; plan; calculate, faceNear Antonyms of consider factor (out)Antonyms of consider discount, disregard

  5. 5 to think very highly or favorably of her well-considered novels have seldom been best sellers Synonyms of consider appreciate, admire, esteem, regard, respectWords Related to consider acclaim, accredit, applaud, approve, commend, compliment, credit, praise; delight (in), drink (in), enjoy, relish, revel (in), savor (also savour); dig, fancy, favor, groove (on), like, love; adore, adulate, canonize, deify, dote (on), hallow, idolize, revere, reverence, venerate, worship; cherish, love, prize, treasure, valueNear Antonyms of consider abhor, abominate, despise, detest, execrate, hate, loathe; condemn, decry, deplore, disapprove, discount, discountenance, disdain, disfavor, dislike, dismiss, disregard, frown (on or upon), kiss off, scorn, vilify

Synonym Discussion of consider

consider, study, contemplate, weigh mean to think about in order to arrive at a judgment or decision. consider may suggest giving thought to in order to reach a suitable conclusion, opinion, or decision.
    • refused even to consider my proposal
study implies sustained purposeful concentration and attention to details and minutiae.
    • study the plan closely
contemplate stresses focusing one's thoughts on something but does not imply coming to a conclusion or decision.
    • contemplate the consequences of refusing
weigh implies attempting to reach the truth or arrive at a decision by balancing conflicting claims or evidence.
    • weigh the pros and cons of the case

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