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Consider is sometimes a misspelling of considered.

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Definition of the verb consider

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verb - inflections: considered | considering | considers

  1. deem to be
  2. give careful consideration to
  3. take into consideration for exemplifying purposes
    • example: Consider the following case
    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • synonyms of consider: deal / look at / take
    • more generic term: think about = have on one's mind, think about actively
    • more specific terms:
  4. show consideration for; take into account
    • examples: You must consider her age | The judge considered the offender's youth and was lenient | They consider their earnings this year
    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • synonyms of consider: count / weigh
  5. think about carefully; weigh
    • examples: They considered the possibility of a strike | They consider moving
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] [Adjective]They considered him stupid
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] [Predicate, not sentential clause]They considered him professor
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] for [Predicate, not sentential clause]They considered him for professor
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, subject control with -ing]He considered smoking
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, how-extraction]I considered how he could become professor
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, noun phrase with preposition and -ing]They considered him as being stupid
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, noun phrase with past participle]I considered the matter closed
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, that-complement clause]They considered that he was the professor
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, to be]They considered him to be the professor
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, wh-complement clause]He considered whether he should come
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, wh-infinitive clause]I considered how to be a professor
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, what-extraction]He considered what he should do
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, what-infinitive clause]He considered what to do
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic, whether-infinitive clause]He considered whether to clean the house

      Verbs with Predicative Complements (with the same syntax): imagine, remember.

    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • synonyms of consider: debate / deliberate / moot / turn over
    • more generic terms: discuss / hash out / talk over = speak with others about (something); talk (something) over in detail
    • more specific terms:
      • 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
  6. judge or regard; look upon; judge
  7. look at attentively
    • lexical domain: Perceptions - verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling
    • synonym of consider: regard
    • more generic word: look = perceive with attention
  8. look at carefully; study mentally
  9. regard or treat with consideration, respect, and esteem
    • example: Please consider your family
    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • more generic words: reckon / regard / see / view = deem to be

Alternative definition of the verb consider


  1. [transitive] To think about seriously.
  2. [transitive] To think of doing.
  3. [transitive] To assign some quality to.
  4. [transitive] To look at attentively.
  5. [transitive] To take up as an example.
  6. [transitive, parliamentary procedure] To debate or dispose of a motion.


  1. "Consider" is an EP by Delaware band Boysetsfire, released in 1996. It was released as a 7" vinyl. The songs were later included on the band's album Before the Eulogy, a collection of B-sides and rarities.
  2. "Consider" is a composition.
  3. "Consider" is a composition.


"Consider" is a 2013 short documentary film directed by Panu Saeng-Xuto.


Consider is, in MUDs, a player character capability, usually implemented as a command, for evaluating the likely outcome of engaging in combat with a potential enemy. It is often abbreviated con.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Consider

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Google previewPassing the PgMP® Exam: A Study Guide (2017)

by Leithy Mohamed Leithy

The key aspect to consider is the revision of the benefits delivery plan (b) The key aspect to consider is the revision of the benefits delivery plan and the program roadmap (c) The key aspect to consider is whether program components and ...

Google previewThe Church at Worship (2013)

A second area to consider is the importance of not drawing atten— tion to oneself —in other words, not obscuring the presence of Christ. No one at liturgy, ordained or lay, is free to add, subtract, or change anything (unless the ritual allows).

Google previewBrilliant Business Plan (2012)

What to know and do to make the perfect plan by Kevan Williams

Whatever you decide, one thing to consider is that banks don't like to be the only lender and like to share the risk. Put yourself in the position of lender; ...

Google previewCanon Lenses (2014)

From Snapshots to Great Shots by Jerod Foster

The second issue to consider is the effect extenders have on maximum aperture. Using a one-four extender will cost you one stop of aperture, and the two-X will cost you two. For example, if you are using a lens that opens up to f/2.8 and you ...

Google previewDivorce (1992)

Crisis, Challenge, Or Relief? by David Chiriboga, Linda S. Catron

A third factor to consider is the increasing heterogeneity manifest in minority marriages over the last three decades. Overall, minority marriages have increasingly become more heterogeneous and focused on complementary characteristics ...

Google previewTheoretical Nursing (2011)

Development and Progress by Afaf Ibrahim Meleis

The first dimension to consider is the rationale on which the theory is built. Questions to consider in describing the theory along...

The second dimension to consider is that of system of relations. Questions to be asked are: Do relations explain ...

Google previewSemantics and The Lexicon (2012)

by James Pustejovsky

a consider' Type: < VP, 3 NP, 3 NP, S >>> b. fse (consider”) Type: < NP, 3 NP , & NP, S >>> We then associate with this operation the meaning postulate in ( 13a), guaranteeing the correct predicative interpretation of the second phrase.

Google previewDictionary of Architectural and Building Technology (2004)

by Henry Cowan, Peter Smith

Consider abuse in the light of family history, individual characteristics of parents and children, social and environmental circumstances, health problems, life events and chance crises. Understanding the factors that create stress within families ...

Google previewThe Bedside Dream Dictionary (2007)

by Silvana Amar

Consider all of the details in the dream and make attempts to connect them to ...

Google previewDictionary Use in Foreign Language Writing Exams (2008)

Impact and Implications by Martin East

It is important to consider whether allowing or disallowing a dictionary might make a difference to students' subject choice. However, student use and misuse of the dictionary and different assessment paradigms make the question of bilingual ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology (1994)

Volume 30 - Supplement 15: Algebraic Methodology and Software Technology to System Level Modelling by Allen Kent, James G. Williams

Consider a major linkage having three successively parallel and/or perpendicular joint axes. There are three possible rotations, each parallel to one of the axes of a Cartesian coordinate frame, and three translations. According to this, the total ...

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Usage statistics about consider

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the verb consider:

spoken English27.8%written English72.2% conversational speech11.54%task-oriented speech88.46% imaginative writing26.8%informational writing73.2%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb consider:


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Consider The Source - Sign Language - Funky Buddha - Boca Raton, FL (2011-06-21)

Quotes about Consider

I don't consider myself a celebrity, and I don't consider myself a star. (Laura Linney)
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Scrabble value of C3O1N1S1I1D2E1R1

The value of this 8-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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