- considre (archaic)
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /kənˈsɪdə/
- (General American) IPA(key): /kənˈsɪdɚ/, [kənˈsɪɾɚ]
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- Rhymes: -ɪdə(ɹ)
- (transitive) To think about seriously.
- Synonyms: bethink, reflect (on)
- Consider that we’ve had three major events and the year has hardly begun.
- 1667, John Milton, “Book 8”, in Paradise Lost. A Poem Written in Ten Books, London: […] [Samuel Simmons], […], OCLC 228722708; republished as Paradise Lost in Ten Books: […], London: Basil Montagu Pickering […], 1873, OCLC 230729554:
- Thenceforth to speculations high or deep / I turned my thoughts, and with capacious mind / Considered all things visible.
- 2014 March 15, “Turn it off”, in The Economist, volume 410, number 8878:
- If the takeover is approved, Comcast would control 20 of the top 25 cable markets, […]. Antitrust officials will need to consider Comcast’s status as a monopsony (a buyer with disproportionate power), when it comes to negotiations with programmers, whose channels it pays to carry.
- (intransitive) To think about something seriously or carefully: to deliberate.
- (transitive) To think of doing.
- (ditransitive) To assign some quality to.
- Synonyms: deem, regard, think of; see also Thesaurus:deem
- Consider yourself lucky, but consider your opponent skillful.
- I considered the pie undercooked.
- 1825, Thomas Macaulay, An Essay on John Milton
- Considered as plays, his works are absurd.
- (transitive) To look at attentively.
- Synonyms: regard, observe; see also Thesaurus:pay attention
- She sat there for a moment, considering him.
- (transitive) To take up as an example.
- Consider a triangle having three equal sides.
- 2013 June 14, Sam Leith, “Where the profound meets the profane”, in The Guardian Weekly, volume 189, number 1, page 37:
- Swearing doesn't just mean what we now understand by "dirty words". It is entwined, in social and linguistic history, with the other sort of swearing: vows and oaths. Consider for a moment the origins of almost any word we have for bad language – "profanity", "curses", "oaths" and "swearing" itself.
- (transitive, parliamentary procedure) To debate (or dispose of) a motion.
- To have regard to; to take into view or account; to pay due attention to; to respect.
- He never seems to consider the feelings of others.
- Synonym: take into account
- 1611 April (first recorded performance), William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Cymbeline”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act V, scene v]:
- Consider, sir, the chance of war: the day / Was yours by accident.
- February 21, 1679, William Temple, letter to the Lord Treasurer
- England could grow into a posture of being more united at home, and more considered abroad.
- In sense 3, this is a catenative verb that takes the gerund (-ing). See Appendix:English catenative verbs.
think about seriously
think of doing
assign some quality to
look at attentively
take up as an example
debate or dispose of a motion
to have regard to; to take into view or account; to pay due attention to; to respect
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