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  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}. 




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