Hypertext Webster Gateway: "consider"

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

I will consider thy testimonies. --Ps. cxix.

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.

4. To estimate; to think; to regard; to view.

Considered as plays, his works are absurd.

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

We will consider of your suit. --Shak.

'T were to consider too curiously, to consider so.

She wished she had taken a moment to consider,
before rushing down stairs. --W. Black

2. To hesitate. [Poetic & R.] --Dryden.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

v 1: consider or deem to be; regard; "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}, {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
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"; "Turn the proposal over in your
mind" [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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