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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Consider  \Con*sid"er\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Considered};  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 
 
  I  will  consider  thy  testimonies.  --Ps.  cxix. 
  95. 
 
  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. 
  xxxi.  16. 
 
  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. 
  Temple. 
 
  4.  To  estimate;  to  think;  to  regard;  to  view. 
 
  Considered  as  plays,  his  works  are  absurd. 
  --Macaulay. 
 
  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}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Consider  \Con*sid"er\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  think  seriously;  to  make  examination;  to  reflect;  to 
  deliberate. 
 
  We  will  consider  of  your  suit.  --Shak. 
 
  'T  were  to  consider  too  curiously,  to  consider  so 
  --Shak. 
 
  She  wished  she  had  taken  a  moment  to  consider, 
  before  rushing  down  stairs.  --W.  Black 
 
  2.  To  hesitate.  [Poetic  &  R.]  --Dryden. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  consider 
  v  1:  consider  or  deem  to  be  regard;  "She  views  this  quite 
  differently  from  me";  "I  consider  her  to  be  shallow" 
  [syn:  {see},  {reckon},  {view},  {regard}] 
  2:  give  careful  consideration  to  "consider  the  possibility  of 
  moving"  [syn:  {study}] 
  3:  consider,  as  of  an  example;  "Take  the  case  of  China"; 
  "Consider  the  following  case"  [syn:  {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:  {count},  {weigh}] 
  5:  think  about  carefully;  weigh;  "They  considered  the 
  possibility  of  a  strike"  [syn:  {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},  {conceive}] 
  7:  look  at  carefully;  study  mentally;  "view  a  problem"  [syn:  {view}, 
  {look  at}] 




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