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Consider appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Eh, consider: red is noche.
  • Tiramisu, O lucite metal, pared, is no cotton knot: to consider a plate meticulous, I mar it.
  • Women, if a red is nocturnal, let sacred nuts I list under castellan rut consider a fine mow.
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Consider is sometimes a misspelling of considered.

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Definition of the verb consider

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Consider is one of the top 100 most common verbs in the English language.View more statistics!

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 previewEmerging Trends in Electroninc and Photonic Devices and Systems (2009)

by P Chakrabarti

The second parameter to consider is the average shortest path length for the network. This determines the average number of hops needed to transmit a message securely between any random pairs of nodes. Fig. 2 plots the average shortest ...

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 previewCanon Lenses (2014)

From Snapshots to Great Shots by Jerod Foster

The third issue to consider is the quality of the lenses' glass. Although the f/1.2L version is the only premium lens in the lineup, it takes a bit of pixel peeping to discern much of a difference between it and the f/1.4 lens. It certainly contains the ...

Google previewBrilliant Business Plan (2012)

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

The issue here for you to consider is that when your business has money troubles it will ...

Google previewInvestigating the Role of Appearance-based Factors in Predicting Sunbathing and Tanning Salon Use (2008)

A second limitation to consider is that only a limited number of constructs were evaluated from health behavior theories. For instance, perceived behavioral control was not evaluated, which is a construct that is part of an updated version of the ...

Google previewRecent Advances in Intrusion Detection (2010)

13th International Symposium, RAID 2010, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, September 15-17, 2010, Proceedings by Somesh Jha

A first important factor to consider is the possible lack of linearity. Although the several cases presented only involve linear or pseudo-linear transformations, non-linearity might still affect our detection system in the extreme case of a keylogger ...

Google previewThe Nixon Tapes: 1973 (WITH AUDIO CLIPS) (2015)

by Douglas Brinkley, Luke Nichter

consider is that o'Brien and parkinson, who are getting a little shaky now themselves, are retained by the committee.

Google preview.NET Development Security Solutions (2006)

by John Paul Mueller

The first pointer alternative to consider is that pointers aren't always necessary.

Google previewCommentary on the Gospel of John, Chapters 6-12 (2010)

by Saint Thomas (Aquinas), Thomas Aquinas, Fabian R Larcher, James A Weisheipl, Daniel A Keating, Matthew Levering

The fourth point to consider is that the distance between God and man is so great that it ...

Google previewResearch Design for Social Work and the Human Services (2012)

by Jeane W. Anastas

The dimensionality of a possible instrument is thus one other characteristic that must be considered when a choice is made. Another characteristic to consider is the range of the phenomenon that a measure can best capture.

Google previewCritical Thinking - A Student S Introduction (2005)

by Bassham

The second thing we must consider is the relevance of the similarities. In the case of Heather and Tiffany, the similarities are relevant because they make a difference as to whether the conclusion is likely to be true. Both women are tall, and ...

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 previewEncyclopedia of Measurement and Statistics (2006)

by Neil J. Salkind

because we consider observations up to xt−p. A desirable feature for a time series model is stationarity with respect to the mean, where we would like a particular estimated ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Business Analytics and Optimization (2014)

by Wang, John

Consider the problem to minimize f(x) subject tog x() ≤ 0. If x * is a local minimum and a regular point of the constraints, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Mind (2012)

by Harold Pashler

consider the introspective, experimental, and conceptual support for this distinction; (c) briefly ...

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 internal and personal realities or daily events.

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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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