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VERB (9)

1. deem to be;
- Example: "She views this quite differently from me"
- Example: "I consider her to be shallow"
- Example: "I don't see the situation quite as negatively as you do"
[syn: see, consider, reckon, view, regard]

2. give careful consideration to;
- Example: "consider the possibility of moving"
[syn: study, consider]

3. take into consideration for exemplifying purposes;
- Example: "Take the case of China"
- Example: "Consider the following case"
[syn: consider, take, deal, look at]

4. show consideration for; take into account;
- Example: "You must consider her age"
- Example: "The judge considered the offender's youth and was lenient"
[syn: consider, count, weigh]

5. think about carefully; weigh;
- Example: "They considered the possibility of a strike"
- Example: "Turn the proposal over in your mind"
[syn: consider, debate, moot, turn over, deliberate]

6. judge or regard; look upon; judge;
- Example: "I think he is very smart"
- Example: "I believe her to be very smart"
- Example: "I think that he is her boyfriend"
- Example: "The racist conceives such people to be inferior"
[syn: think, believe, consider, conceive]

7. look at attentively;
[syn: regard, consider]

8. look at carefully; study mentally;
- Example: "view a problem"
[syn: view, consider, look at]

9. regard or treat with consideration, respect, and esteem;
- Example: "Please consider your family"


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 on. [1913 Webster] I will consider thy testimonies. --Ps. cxix. 95. [1913 Webster] Thenceforth to speculations high or deep I turned my thoughts, and with capacious mind Considered all things visible. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. To look at attentively; to observe; to examine. [1913 Webster] She considereth a field, and buyeth it. --Prov. xxxi. 16. [1913 Webster] 3. To have regard to; to take into view or account; to pay due attention to; to respect. [1913 Webster] Consider, sir, the chance of war: the day Was yours by accident. --Shak. [1913 Webster] England could grow into a posture of being more united at home, and more considered abroad. --Sir W. Temple. [1913 Webster] 4. To estimate; to think; to regard; to view. [1913 Webster] Considered as plays, his works are absurd. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Consider \Con*sid"er\, v. i. 1. To think seriously; to make examination; to reflect; to deliberate. [1913 Webster] We will consider of your suit. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 'T were to consider too curiously, to consider so. --Shak. [1913 Webster] She wished she had taken a moment to consider, before rushing down stairs. --W. Black [1913 Webster] 2. To hesitate. [Poetic & R.] --Dryden. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

consider v 1: 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" [syn: see, consider, reckon, view, regard] 2: give careful consideration to; "consider the possibility of moving" [syn: study, consider] 3: take into consideration for exemplifying purposes; "Take the case of China"; "Consider the following case" [syn: consider, take, deal, look at] 4: show consideration for; take into account; "You must consider her age"; "The judge considered the offender's youth and was lenient" [syn: consider, count, weigh] 5: think about carefully; weigh; "They considered the possibility of a strike"; "Turn the proposal over in your mind" [syn: consider, debate, moot, turn over, deliberate] 6: 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" [syn: think, believe, consider, conceive] 7: look at attentively [syn: regard, consider] 8: look at carefully; study mentally; "view a problem" [syn: view, consider, look at] 9: regard or treat with consideration, respect, and esteem; "Please consider your family"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

184 Moby Thesaurus words for "consider": account, account as, adjudge, adjudicate, admit, admit exceptions, air, allow, allow for, analyze, assume, be abstracted, be afraid, be concerned, be judicious, be thoughtful of, bear in mind, believe, brood, canvass, care, chew over, chew the cud, cogitate, comment upon, concede, conceive, conclude, consider the circumstances, consider the source, contemplate, controvert, count, credit, daresay, deal with, debate, deduce, deem, deliberate, deliberate over, deliberate upon, digest, discount, discourse about, discuss, disregard, divine, dream, entertain thoughts of, envisage, envision, esteem, estimate, examine, exchange views, excogitate, exercise judgment, expect, express an opinion, eye, fancy, feel, form an opinion, gather, gauge, go into, grant, guess, handle, harbor an idea, have a hunch, have an idea, have an impression, have an inkling, have in mind, have regard for, have the idea, have thoughts about, heed, hold, hold an idea, hold as, hold the thought, imagine, infer, inspect, introspect, investigate, judge, keep in mind, knock around, let, let be, lift temporarily, look at, look upon, look upon as, maintain, make allowance for, mark, meditate, mind, mull over, muse, new, note, observe, opine, pass under review, pay attention, perpend, pine, play around with, play with, ponder, prefigure, presume, presuppose, presurmise, provide for, provisionally accept, rap, rate, reason, reason about, reason the point, reck, reckon, reckon with, reflect, reflect upon, regard, relax, relax the condition, repute, respect, review, revolve, rule, ruminate, ruminate over, say, scan, scrutinize, see, sense, set aside, set down as, sift, speculate, study, suppose, surmise, suspect, take, take account of, take an interest, take for, take for granted, take into account, take into consideration, take it, take to be, take up, talk, talk about, talk of, talk over, think, think about, think of, think over, thresh out, toy with, treat, trow, understand, ventilate, view, view as, waive, ween, weigh