1. carefully weighed
; - Example: "a considered opinion"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Consider \Con*sid"er\ (k[o^]n*s[i^]d"[~e]r), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
Considered (k[o^]n*s[i^]d"[~e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n.
Considering.] [F. consid['e]rer, L. considerare,
-sideratum, to consider, view attentively, prob. fr. con- +
sidus, sideris, star, constellation; orig., therefore, to
look at the stars. See Sidereal, and cf. Desire.]
1. To fix the mind on, with a view to a careful examination;
to think on with care; to ponder; to study; to meditate
I will consider thy testimonies. --Ps. cxix.
Thenceforth to speculations high or deep
I turned my thoughts, and with capacious mind
Considered all things visible. --Milton.
2. To look at attentively; to observe; to examine.
She considereth a field, and buyeth it. --Prov.
3. To have regard to; to take into view or account; to pay
due attention to; to respect.
Consider, sir, the chance of war: the day
Was yours by accident. --Shak.
England could grow into a posture of being more
united at home, and more considered abroad. --Sir W.
4. To estimate; to think; to regard; to view.
Considered as plays, his works are absurd.
Note: The proper sense of consider is often blended with an
idea of the result of considering; as, "Blessed is he
that considereth the poor." --Ps. xli. 1.; i.e.,
considers with sympathy and pity. "Which [services] if
I have not enough considered." --Shak.; i.e., requited
as the sufficient considering of them would suggest.
"Consider him liberally." --J. Hooker.
Syn: To ponder; weigh; revolve; study; reflect or meditate
on; contemplate; examine. See Ponder.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: carefully weighed; "a considered opinion"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
35 Moby Thesaurus words for "considered":
advised, aforethought, aimed, aimed at, calculated, conscious,
contemplated, deliberate, deliberated, designed, envisaged,
envisioned, intended, intentional, knowing, meant, meditated,
of design, planned, premeditated, prepense, projected, proposed,
purposed, purposeful, purposive, reasoned, studied, studious,
teleological, thought-out, voluntary, weighed, willful, witting