from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To think carefully about.
- transitive v. To think or deem to be; regard as. See Usage Note at as1.
- transitive v. To form an opinion about; judge: considers waste to be criminal.
- transitive v. To take into account; bear in mind: Her success is not surprising if you consider her excellent training.
- transitive v. To show consideration for: failed to consider the feelings of others.
- transitive v. To esteem; regard.
- transitive v. To look at thoughtfully.
- intransitive v. To think carefully; reflect: Give me time to consider.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To think about seriously.
- v. To think of doing.
- v. To assign some quality to.
- v. To look at attentively.
- v. To take up as an example.
- v. To debate or dispose of a motion.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To fix the mind on, with a view to a careful examination; to think on with care; to ponder; to study; to meditate on.
- transitive v. To look at attentively; to observe; to examine.
- transitive v. To have regard to; to take into view or account; to pay due attention to; to respect.
- transitive v. To estimate; to think; to regard; to view.
- intransitive v. To think seriously; to make examination; to reflect; to deliberate.
- intransitive v. To hesitate.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To fix the mind upon, with a view to careful examination; ponder; study; meditate upon; think or reflect upon with care.
- to view atttentively; observe and examine; scrutinize
- To pay attention to; regard with care; not to be negligent of.
- To regard with consideration or respect; hold in honor; respect.
- To take into view or account; allow for, or have regard to, in examination, or in forming an estimate: as, in adjusting accounts, services, time, and expense ought to- be considered.
- Hence - , To reguite or reward, particularly for gratuitous services.
- To regard in a particular light; conceive under a particular aspect; judge to be; esteem; take for; as, I consider him a rascal.
- = Syn. 1. Meditate upon, Reflect upon, etc. [see list under contemplate), weigh, revolve.
- 4. To respect, regard.
- To think seriously, deliberately, or carefully; reflect; cogitate: sometimes with of.
- To hesitate; stand suspended
- = Syn. 1. To punder, deliberate, ruminate, cugitate.
- To look carefully or attentively.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. give careful consideration to
- v. look at carefully; study mentally
- v. judge or regard; look upon; judge
- v. think about carefully; weigh
- v. look at attentively
- v. show consideration for; take into account
- v. deem to be
- v. regard or treat with consideration, respect, and esteem
- v. take into consideration for exemplifying purposes
Middle English consideren, from Old French, from Latin cōnsīderāre : com-, intensive pref.; see com- + sīdus, sīder-, star.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English consideren, from Middle French considerer, from Latin considerare. (Wiktionary)