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- considre (archaic)
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /kənˈsɪdə/
- (General American) IPA(key): /kənˈsɪdɚ/
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- Rhymes: -ɪdə(ɹ)
- (transitive) To think about seriously.
Consider that we’ve had three major events and the year has hardly begun.
- John Milton (1608-1674)
- 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.
- (transitive) To think of doing.
I’m considering going to the beach tomorrow.
- (ditransitive) To assign some quality to.
Consider yourself lucky, but consider your opponent skillful.
I considered the pie undercooked.
- Thomas Macaulay (1800-1859)
- Considered as plays, his works are absurd.
- (transitive) To look at attentively.
She sat there for a moment, considering him.
- Bible, Proverbs xxxi. 16
- She considereth a field, and buyeth it.
- (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.
This body will now consider the proposed amendments to Section 453 of the zoning code.
- To have regard to; to take into view or account; to pay due attention to; to respect.
- 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
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
- The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Wiktionary:Entry layout#Translations.
Most common English words before 1923 in Project Gutenberg: legal · spread · enter · #967: consider · provided · Rome · twelve