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Definition of "consider" []

  • To think carefully about. (verb-transitive)
  • To think or deem to be; regard as. See Usage Note at as1. (verb-transitive)
  • To form an opinion about; judge: considers waste to be criminal. (verb-transitive)
  • To take into account; bear in mind: Her success is not surprising if you consider her excellent training. (verb-transitive)
  • To show consideration for: failed to consider the feelings of others. (verb-transitive)
  • To think carefully about or ponder on (a problem, decision, etc); contemplate (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To judge, deem, or have as an opinion (verb)
  • To have regard for; respect (verb)
  • To look at; regard (verb)
  • To bear in mind as possible or acceptable (verb)
  • To describe or discuss (verb)
  • To keep in mind and make allowances (for) (verb)

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Use "consider" in a sentence
  • "-- "But consider the fright your honor put us into," replied Pat, -- "_consider the fright_!""
  • "Though not a sequel to Cloning Clyde, developers of the title consider Ancients of Ooga to be the classic XLA game's spiritual successor."
  • "When you must decide on the term consider the short term as the best one as in this way you can save money on interest, if you look at the bigger picture."