Definitions of consider

  1. judge or regard; look upon; judge; " I think he is very smart"; " I believe her to be very smart"; " I think that he is her boyfriend"; " The racist conceives such people to be inferior"
  2. give careful consideration to; " consider the possibility of moving"
  3. consider or deem to be; regard; " She views this quite differently from me"; " I consider her to be shallow"; " I don't see the situation quite as negatively as you do"
  4. regard or treat with consideration, respect, and esteem; " Please consider your family"
  5. consider, as of an example; " Take the case of China"; " Consider the following case"
  6. think about carefully; weigh; " They considered the possibility of a strike"; " Turn the proposal over in your mind"
  7. show consideration for; take into account; " You must consider her age"; " The judge considered the offender's youth and was lenient"
  8. look at carefully; study mentally; " view a problem"
  9. deem to be; " She views this quite differently from me"; " I consider her to be shallow"; " I don't see the situation quite as negatively as you do"
  10. take into consideration for exemplifying purposes; " Take the case of China"; " Consider the following case"
  11. To fix the mind on, with a view to a careful examination; to think on with care; to ponder; to study; to meditate on.
  12. To look at attentively; to observe; to examine.
  13. To have regard to; to take into view or account; to pay due attention to; to respect.
  14. To estimate; to think; to regard; to view.
  15. To think seriously; to make examination; to reflect; to deliberate.
  16. To hesitate.
  17. To fix the mind upon; treat with thoughtfulness; look upon; contemplate.
  18. To deliberate; reflect.
  19. To look at closely or carefully: to think or deliberate on: to take into account: to attend to: to reward.
  20. To think seriously or carefully: to deliberate.
  21. To look at closely; reflect upon; take into account.
  22. To reflect upon; ponder.
  23. To think to be; estimate; believe.
  24. To think well of; treat well.
  25. To make allowance for.
  26. To think closely; cogitate.
  27. To fix the mind on; to think on with care; to ponder; to meditate on; to reflect; to deliberate.

Usage examples for consider

  1. No man can be- but consider what will happen if you refuse?" – The Co-Citizens by Corra Harris
  2. I suppose if I was to go and tell him so he would not like that, but I do not know as I ought to consider it. – Mrs. Cliff's Yacht by Frank R. Stockton
  3. And consider that this woman is about to be one's wife! – The Short Works of George Meredith by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  4. " In fact, I love him, and now-" and then she went on to consider the rest of the matter, which was not so easy to settle. – The Girl at Cobhurst by Frank Richard Stockton
  5. Then consider this position. – Britain for the British by Robert Blatchford
  6. I tried to consider what a man like Hill would do in the circumstances. – The Hampstead Mystery by John R. Watson
  7. But my good friend, consider what you are doing. – The Billow and the Rock by Harriet Martineau
  8. I consider him the gamest man I ever met. – An Autobiography of Buffalo Bill (Colonel W. F. Cody) by Buffalo Bill (William Frederick Cody)
  9. " No," said she, " but pity it, side with it, not consider it so bad. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  10. He did ask me, and I told him that I must take a fortnight to consider of it. – Miss Mackenzie by Anthony Trollope
  11. They would listen to nothing, consider nothing. – Story of My Life, volumes 1-3 by Augustus J. C. Hare
  12. And consider me too, Major Hockin, if you please. – Erema My Father's Sin by R. D. Blackmore
  13. " Look at me, and consider well my ways. – When Buffalo Ran by George Bird Grinnell
  14. An' consider how hard that would be for Columbine. – The Mysterious Rider by Zane Grey
  15. Then we'll consider it settled. – The House of Toys by Henry Russell Miller
  16. Oh, for heaven's sake, my dear, dear husband, said she, consider what you are doing! – The History of Sandford and Merton by Thomas Day
  17. That is something you need not consider. – Opportunities by Susan Warner
  18. I will consider, I will write. – Marcella by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  19. But I would not consider it, not for an instant. – The Hollow of Her Hand by George Barr McCutcheon