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Verb: consider  kun'si-du(r)
  1. Perceive or think about in a particular way; deem to be
    "I consider her to be shallow";
    - see, reckon, view, regard
     
  2. Give careful consideration to
    "consider the possibility of moving";
    - study
     
  3. Focus on as an example
    "Consider the following case";
    - take, look at
     
  4. Show consideration for; take into account
    "You must consider her age"; "The judge considered the offender's youth and was lenient";
    - count, weigh
     
  5. Think about carefully; weigh
    "They considered the possibility of a strike";
    - debate, moot, turn over, deliberate
     
  6. Judge or regard; look upon
    "I consider he is very smart";
    - think, believe, conceive
     
  7. Look at attentively
    - regard
     
  8. Analyse carefully; study to find a solution
    "consider a problem";
    - view, look at
     
  9. Regard or treat with consideration, respect, and esteem
    "Please consider your family"

Derived forms: considered, considers, considering

Type of: analyse [Brit, Cdn], analyze [N. Amer], canvas, canvass, chew over, contemplate, discuss, evaluate, examine, excogitate, hash out, judge, look, meditate, mull, mull over, muse, pass judgment, ponder, reflect, ruminate, speculate, study, talk over, think about, think over

Encyclopedia: Consider