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Alternative forms 
- considre (archaic)
- (transitive) To think about seriously.
- Consider that we’ve had three major events and the year has hardly begun.
- (transitive) To think of doing.
- I’m considering going to the beach tomorrow.
- (transitive) To assign some quality to.
- Consider yourself lucky, but consider your opponent skillful.
- I considered the pie undercooked.
- 1813, Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice:
- "What a charming amusement for young people this is, Mr. Darcy! There is nothing like dancing after all. I consider it as one of the first refinements of polished society."
- (transitive) To look at attentively.
- She sat there for a moment, considering him.
- (transitive) To take up as an example.
- Consider a triangle having three equal sides.
- (transitive, parliamentary procedure) To debate or dispose of a motion.
- This body will now consider the proposed amendments to Section 453 of the zoning code.
Usage notes 
- In sense 2, this is a catenative verb that takes the gerund (-ing). See Appendix:English catenative verbs.
- (think about seriously): bethink, reflect on
- (think of doing): think of, bethink
- (assign a quality): deem, regard, think of; see also Wikisaurus:deem
- (look at closely): regard, observe
- (debate a motion): deliberate, bethink
- (include in an estimate or plan): take into account
Related terms 
think about seriously
think of doing
assign some quality to
look at attentively
debate or dispose of a motion
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