consider

Consider is a verb that simply means to think about, look at, or judge. Consider, for a moment, the perks of house sitting for your pool-owning neighbors before you immediately refuse their request.

Coming to us from the Latin word considerare, meaning “to look at closely" or "observe,” consider is a very common word that describes something you likely do multiple times a day: You probably consider what to wear in the morning, weigh your options for lunch, take into account the weather when deciding to grab your umbrella. Your life is full of consideration and you didn't even know it!

PRIMARY MEANINGS OF: consider

1
v
think about carefully; weigh
2
v
regard or treat with consideration, respect, and esteem
FULL DEFINITIONS OF: consider
1

v think about carefully; weigh

“They considered the possibility of a strike”
Synonyms:
debate, deliberate, moot, turn over
study
give careful consideration to
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see
deliberate or decide
premeditate
consider, ponder, or plan (an action) beforehand
debate
argue with one another
wrestle
engage in deep thought, consideration, or debate
think twice
consider and reconsider carefully
Type of:
discuss, hash out, talk over
speak with others about (something); talk (something) over in detail; have a discussion

v give careful consideration to

consider the possibility of moving”
Synonyms:
study
debate, deliberate, moot, turn over
think about carefully; weigh
Types:
factor, factor in, factor out
consider as relevant when making a decision
compare, equate, liken
consider or describe as similar, equal, or analogous
Type of:
chew over, contemplate, excogitate, meditate, mull, mull over, muse, ponder, reflect, ruminate, speculate, think over
reflect deeply on a subject

v take into consideration for exemplifying purposes

Consider the following case”
Synonyms:
deal, look at, take
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contemplate
consider as a possibility
dally, play, trifle
consider not very seriously
abstract
consider apart from a particular case or instance
warm to
become excited about
entertain, flirt with, think about, think of, toy with
take into consideration, have in view
Type of:
think about
have on one's mind, think about actively

v judge or regard; look upon; judge

Synonyms:
believe, conceive, think
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hold
remain committed to
rethink
change one's mind
think
dispose the mind in a certain way
esteem, look on, look upon, regard as, repute, take to be, think of
look on as or consider
feel
have a feeling or perception about oneself in reaction to someone's behavior or attitude
reckon, regard, see, view
deem to be
expect
consider reasonable or due
receive
regard favorably or with disapproval
reconsider
consider again; give new consideration to; usually with a view to changing
reconsider
consider again (a bill) that had been voted upon before, with a view to altering it
include
consider as part of something
backpedal
modify one's opinion, make it less strong
about-face
change one's mind and assume the opposite viewpoint
call
consider or regard as being
like
feel about or towards; consider, evaluate, or regard
relativise, relativize
consider or treat as relative
identify
consider (oneself) as similar to somebody else
favor, favour
consider as the favorite
abstract
consider a concept without thinking of a specific example; consider abstractly or theoretically
reify
consider an abstract concept to be real
idealise, idealize
consider or render as ideal
deem, hold, take for, view as
keep in mind or convey as a conviction or view
esteem, prise, prize, respect, value
regard highly; think much of
disesteem, disrespect
have little or no respect for; hold in contempt
make
consider as being
capitalise, capitalize
consider expenditures as capital assets rather than expenses
appreciate, prize, treasure, value
hold dear
Type of:
evaluate, judge, pass judgment
form a critical opinion of

v deem to be

“I consider her to be shallow”
Synonyms:
reckon, regard, see, view
construe, interpret, see
make sense of; assign a meaning to
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expect
consider reasonable or due
receive
regard favorably or with disapproval
reconsider
consider again; give new consideration to; usually with a view to changing
reconsider
consider again (a bill) that had been voted upon before, with a view to altering it
include
consider as part of something
call
consider or regard as being
like
feel about or towards; consider, evaluate, or regard
relativise, relativize
consider or treat as relative
identify
consider (oneself) as similar to somebody else
favor, favour
consider as the favorite
abstract
consider a concept without thinking of a specific example; consider abstractly or theoretically
reify
consider an abstract concept to be real
idealise, idealize
consider or render as ideal
deem, hold, take for, view as
keep in mind or convey as a conviction or view
esteem, prise, prize, respect, value
regard highly; think much of
disesteem, disrespect
have little or no respect for; hold in contempt
make
consider as being
capitalise, capitalize
consider expenditures as capital assets rather than expenses
appreciate, prize, treasure, value
hold dear
do justice
show due and full appreciation
count
include as if by counting
colligate, subsume
consider (an instance of something) as part of a general rule or principle
hypostatise, hypostatize
construe as a real existence, of a conceptual entity
glamorize, glamourise, romanticise, romanticize
interpret romantically
deify
consider as a god or godlike
think the world of
esteem very highly
undervalue
esteem lightly
carry
include, as on a list
fear, revere, reverence, venerate
regard with feelings of respect and reverence; consider hallowed or exalted or be in awe of
admire, look up to
feel admiration for
recognise, recognize
show approval or appreciation of
Type of:
believe, conceive, think
judge or regard; look upon; judge

v look at attentively

Synonyms:
regard
Type of:
look
perceive with attention; direct one's gaze towards

v look at carefully; study mentally

Synonyms:
look at, view
Types:
contemplate
look at thoughtfully; observe deep in thought
groak
look or stare at longingly
Type of:
analyse, analyze, canvas, canvass, examine, study
consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning
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v regard or treat with consideration, respect, and esteem

“Please consider your family”
Type of:
reckon, regard, see, view
deem to be

v show consideration for; take into account

“You must consider her age”
“The judge considered the offender's youth and was lenient”
Synonyms:
count, weigh
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