Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To think carefully about (something), especially before making a decision;
  • intransitive verb To think or deem to be; regard as.
  • intransitive verb To suppose or believe.
  • intransitive verb To take into account; bear in mind.
  • intransitive verb To show consideration for.
  • intransitive verb To look at thoughtfully.
  • intransitive verb To think carefully; reflect.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To look carefully or attentively.
  • 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb 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 verb To look at attentively; to observe; to examine.
  • transitive verb To have regard to; to take into view or account; to pay due attention to; to respect.
  • transitive verb To estimate; to think; to regard; to view.
  • intransitive verb To think seriously; to make examination; to reflect; to deliberate.
  • intransitive verb Poetic & R. To hesitate.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive To think about seriously.
  • verb transitive To think of doing.
  • verb transitive To assign some quality to.
  • verb transitive To look at attentively.
  • verb transitive To take up as an example.
  • verb transitive, parliamentary procedure To debate or dispose of a motion.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb give careful consideration to
  • verb look at carefully; study mentally
  • verb judge or regard; look upon; judge
  • verb think about carefully; weigh
  • verb look at attentively
  • verb show consideration for; take into account
  • verb deem to be
  • verb regard or treat with consideration, respect, and esteem
  • verb take into consideration for exemplifying purposes

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English consideren, from Old French, from Latin cōnsīderāre, to observe attentively, contemplate (probably originally meaning “to observe the stars attentively (for the purpose of divination or marine navigation)”) : com-, intensive pref.; see com– + sīdus, sīder-, star.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle English consideren, from Middle French considerer, from Latin considerare.

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