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!

Definitions of consider
  1. verb
    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
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    discuss, hash out, talk over
    speak with others about (something); talk (something) over in detail; have a discussion
  2. verb
    give careful consideration to
    consider the possibility of moving”
    synonyms: study
    debate, deliberate, moot, turn over
    think about carefully; weigh
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    factor, factor in, factor out
    consider as relevant when making a decision
    compare, equate, liken
    consider or describe as similar, equal, or analogous
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    chew over, contemplate, excogitate, meditate, mull, mull over, muse, ponder, reflect, ruminate, speculate, think over
    reflect deeply on a subject
  3. verb
    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
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    think about
    have on one's mind, think about actively
  4. verb
    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, perceive, 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
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    evaluate, judge, pass judgment
    form a critical opinion of
  5. verb
    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
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    believe, conceive, think
    judge or regard; look upon; judge
  6. verb
    look at attentively
    synonyms: regard
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    look
    perceive with attention; direct one's gaze towards
  7. verb
    look at carefully; study mentally
    synonyms: look at, view
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    contemplate
    look at thoughtfully; observe deep in thought
    groak
    look or stare at longingly
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    analyse, analyze, canvas, canvass, delve, examine, parse, study
    consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning
  8. verb
    regard or treat with consideration, respect, and esteem
    “Please consider your family”
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    reckon, regard, see, view
    deem to be
  9. verb
    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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