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be considered an embarrassment (=be thought of as embarrassing)
▪ He may be popular abroad, but he's considered an embarrassment at home.
be considered/deemed essential
▪ During the summer, air conditioning is considered essential.
consider a possibility (=think about whether you should take an opportunity)
▪ We even began to consider the possibility of moving there permanently.
consider a possibility
▪ Police In Glasgow are considering the possibility that the death may be drugs-related.
consider a proposal
▪ We shall consider their proposals carefully.
consider a question
▪ We must also consider the question of compensation.
consider a request
▪ After carefully considering this request, the council rejected it.
consider a scenario (=think about what might happen)
▪ The government has considered various possible scenarios.
consider an appeal
▪ The US Supreme Court could refuse to consider the appeal.
consider an application (=think carefully about it before making a decision)
▪ All applications will be considered on their own merits.
consider sb/sth inferior
▪ The poor are considered inferior by some people.
consider the consequences (=think what might happen as a result of something)
▪ She jumped into the river without considering the consequences.
consider the implications
▪ Have you considered the implications of your choice?
consider the matter (=think about something)
consider your verdict (=think about what it should be)
▪ The jury retired to consider their verdict.
consider/examine/study the evidence
▪ Having considered all the evidence, the court found him not guilty.
consider/judge the merits of sth (=think about whether or not something is a good idea)
▪ The committee is considering the merits of the proposal.
count/consider/think yourself lucky (=believe that you are lucky in a particular situation)
▪ You should count yourself lucky you weren’t seriously hurt.
examine/consider/study sth in detail
▪ He asked his lawyer to examine the contract in detail.
look at/consider/examine an aspect
▪ Managers were asked to look at every aspect of their work.
regard/consider sth as crucial
▪ The city was regarded as crucial to the area’s defence.
stop to think/consider etc
▪ It’s time we stopped to think about our next move.
▪ The timing of an approach must be considered carefully.
▪ This latter impression was then reinforced by his manner, which was quiet, polite, and very carefully considered.
▪ Professor Glennerster considered carefully the argument that expensive treatments might be refused by fund holders and found no evidence of that yet.
▪ Deborah carefully considered the types of punishments to use.
▪ Consider carefully which invitations to accept.
▪ Court has carefully considered arguments of counsel on each side of the issue.
▪ In Committee, we shall consider every detail of the Bill and we promise to consider carefully every clause.
▪ They are real and should be carefully considered.
▪ They consider how to recover damaged platinum ware, an important problem in routine laboratories dealing with aggressive samples.
▪ She has imagined what that would do to Karen and has considered how the other players would take it.
▪ He found himself considering how different were these two sisters, Agnes vehement, voluble, exclamatory.
▪ I went back to the waiting room and considered how appropriate the name was.
▪ This chapter does not consider how this problem can best be resolved for the future.
▪ When we do read aloud, we may want to consider how this shared reading can truly convey our love of reading.
▪ Christmas is a good time for considering how to change ourselves and our businesses in 1999.
▪ It will consider how the people's will is translated into political action.
▪ Rugby officials say the offer has to be seriously considered and the two parties are currently holding talks.
▪ She had graduated from a Lutheran Bible college back home, and at one time she had seriously considered becoming a nun.
▪ Every computer user should seriously consider protecting their system with an uninterrupted power supply.
▪ We left the shop and headed the few blocks toward Chinatown, considering various restaurants but evidently not considering seriously enough.
▪ Both Hayman's suggestions were too loose and half-baked for a man of his devious cunning to consider seriously for a moment.
▪ East Lampeter police never seriously considered other suspects.
▪ If the patient develops early overt congestive heart failure it is contraindicated, but do seriously consider it later.
▪ It is a matter to be seriously considered.
▪ Mr. Waldegrave On the latter point, the statutory inquiry must consider this case.
▪ The Texas Supreme Court will consider a case next month that could seal another entire realm of information: district attorney files.
▪ We may consider the case of positive as shown in Fig. 19.3.
▪ Once again consider the case of Xerox.
▪ In alcoholic liver disease, transplant assessment was considered appropriate in the case of sustained abstinence following medical advice.
▪ Expulsion from Congress is reserved for the most serious misconduct and is considered unlikely in this case.
▪ This chapter has considered the two most natural methods of recognition used by humans - speech and writing.
▪ This chapter considers these four types of influences on political beliefs and actions.
▪ In the next chapter we consider the subject and problems of commitment.
▪ In Chapter 9, we consider how individuals and organizations can capitalize on the new manager experience.
▪ This section of the chapter considers them in turn.
▪ Later in Chapter 31 we will consider how functional shares have changed historically.
▪ The three middle chapters each consider individual crimes: cattle stealing, homicide and riot.
▪ The Catering Committee will be considering whether what used to be St. Stephen's tavern could help by providing facilities for visitors.
▪ The Committee will consider the matter further.
▪ This should be distinguished from the Appeal Committee which considers applications for leave to appeal.
▪ The right step is for the Select Committee on Catering to consider the proposals, as it will do shortly.
▪ It will meet again on 3 March to make recommendations which the recreation committee will consider on 15 March.
▪ The Committee will consider whether other professions should be added to this list as and when requested to do so.
▪ In response to these demands for change, an interdepartmental committee was set up to consider the criticisms and evaluate the suggestions for alternative procedures.
▪ The court will also consider whether the information is of a type which it is willing to protect at all.
▪ The courts will consider other factors, too, in deciding whether a payment from your corporation is a loan.
▪ On March 26 the prosecutors appealed to the Supreme Court because of what they considered the excessively lenient judgments.
▪ The court is scheduled to consider the issue July 25.
▪ The court must first consider whether, on normal grounds, an awards for costs should be so made.
▪ The court would have to consider whether a duty was owed.
▪ The courts will consider other factors, too, in deciding whether a payment from your corporation is a loan.
▪ Thus, one could consider such factors as hours, sick pay, pension schemes and holiday entitlements.
▪ Social scientists who study domestic violence and daily witness such evil do not seriously consider evil as a factor in family violence.
▪ Appleton considers the major factor to be the ability to see without being seen.
▪ There is also a problem in delineating this sector since self-employment is considered such a crucial factor.
▪ The court will have to consider a number of factors.
▪ The courts have instead tended to consider a number of factors which point to the existence of an obligation of confidentiality.
▪ I will briefly outline the nature of this reaction, and then consider its implications for classical criminology.
▪ Have you considered the implications of the review procedure by which the proposal will be evaluated?
▪ We will consider the implications of the failure of this assumption later in the section.
▪ For the moment, let us consider some of the implications.
▪ It seems that on receipt of the documents, potential competitors were able to consider the implications and appreciate the pit-falls.
▪ Any organization looking to send a message by way of systematic high turnover should consider the grave implications of this cold-blooded approach.
▪ Then we consider again the equity implications of taxation.
▪ The Policyholders' Protection Board is considering the implications.
▪ The trial was immediately adjourned to consider legal issues raised by the defence.
▪ It is appropriate here, however, to consider briefly the treatment issue of moderation goals.
▪ Those being the relevant facts, I turn to consider the important issues of law which arise on this appeal.
▪ Or consider the issue of vacuous names, names that do not name anything.
▪ These are, of course, three of the most commonly considered issues in the literature on management style.
▪ As and when the need arises, sub-committees will be established to consider specific environmental issues.
▪ County commissioners will consider the issue at their meeting Tuesday.
▪ The Cabinet did not collectively consider the matter until 22 October, only three days before Baldwin's speech at Plymouth.
▪ Some have said they do not consider the matter open to negotiation.
▪ There may also be a safety committee set up to consider such matters.
▪ But before we venture down the road to actual accusation, we must consider the matter very carefully.
▪ The Committee draws attention to any draft which it considers to raise a matter of political or legal importance.
▪ After age thirty-five, contraceptive responsibility was considered a matter of mutual responsibility.
▪ The more she considered the matter, the more she believed that Rose Cottage was as much a victim as she.
▪ The jury considered the matter for many days and have reached their verdict.
▪ If this does not occur, then revert to the normal diet and consider other options.
▪ After considering his options, Henderson left Tandem in March for another job.
▪ The unforeseen Sometimes there just is not time to consider all available options.
▪ The council was considering several options outlined by City Attorney Glenn Sabine.
▪ Now, let us consider the options open to a regulatory agency.
▪ Leicester Building Society has said it is considering options but has made no decision.
▪ A two-pronged helicopter attack with synchronised landings at both camps was considered the best option.
▪ Emily considered lots of options for being in a more intellectual environment.
▪ It would seem logical that reassignment need only be considered in respect of positions for which the disabled employee is qualified.
▪ To be considered for education administrator positions, workers must first prove themselves in their current jobs.
▪ Since that was now clearly out of the question Peter decided to get himself away and consider his position.
▪ Equitable assignments I turn next to consider the position where part only of a deposit has been assigned.
▪ Tattersalls will consider its position as soon as the Chancellor's decision is definite.
▪ Maybe have a walk down the fence line to consider our position and prepare ourselves for awkward questions.
▪ These claims are now examined by considering the position of each sector in turn.
▪ This becomes clear when we consider the various extreme possibilities.
▪ She does not seem to consider the possibility that they were not intended for burial at all.
▪ Jessamy gave a small shiver and decided she didn't even want to consider that possibility.
▪ I considered all the possibilities and was rich with their plenty.
▪ The paper also considers the possibility that the self-employed should prepare tax accounts for the tax year.
▪ He has never even considered the possibility.
▪ However, is it not time to consider the possibility of legalising soft drugs, especially cannabis?
▪ We even began to consider the possibility of moving there permanently.
▪ We have just considered the question from the point of view of mechanism: how does it work?
▪ After the groups have had time to consider these questions, ask them to share their thoughts with the whole class.
▪ Such an arrangement would probably be considered out of the question today, and rightly so.
▪ A concise way of illustrating it is to consider two questions.
▪ On July 1, 1849, President Herrera called a special session of Congress to consider the questions of public finance.
▪ It is important, however, to consider this question carefully.
▪ Now let us consider what Wittgenstein says.
▪ Foreign has simple tastes: only good 3 is demanded. Let us first consider autarky equilibrium.
▪ So let us consider his examples with some care.
▪ Now let us consider the predictive power of factor rewards.
▪ Nevertheless there are important factors that give a strong impetus to a reductivist reasoning. Let us consider the ontological version first.
▪ Why would they do this? Let us consider the second part of the problem first.
▪ To see how this argument applies, let us consider an example of a comprehension experiment in some detail.
▪ But now, let us consider further.
▪ Other unidentified factors need to be considered.
▪ For the dumping of such radioactive matter four criteria need to be considered: 1.
▪ We need to consider more carefully what they might have as their objectives.
▪ In practical terms, one does not need to consider winds of less than Force 5.
▪ You need to consider what consequences, what additional motivating events or rewards you can use to keep you going.
▪ We need only consider the scene.
▪ If Q x: we need to consider each case of R separately.
▪ Another factor that needs to be considered when policy is formulated is that lethal malformation will not always be diagnosed before delivery.
all things considered
▪ All things considered, it's the wrong time for us to start our own business.
▪ It wasn't the best game I've ever seen. But, all things considered, it wasn't too bad either.
▪ Andre is a good choice, all things considered.
▪ Might be the sensible thing to do, all things considered.
▪ Not bad, all things considered.
▪ Roots is the title, and not a bad one, all things considered.
▪ So, all things considered, I think I have done all right, handled my problem as well as it could have been handled.
▪ Went down well, all things considered.
judge/consider etc sth on its (own) merits
▪ Before buying a car you should consider the cost of insuring it.
▪ Before you resign, you should consider the effect it will have on your family.
▪ Bill paused to consider his options.
▪ For any skin problem, it's worth considering a change of diet.
▪ Have you considered getting new car?
▪ Have you considered working as a journalist?
▪ I considered driving out to Atlantic City to meet her.
▪ I would consider it an honour to serve on the Executive Committee.
▪ Meanwhile, the Legislature is considering the committee's recommendations.
▪ She is considered to be one of the finest pianists of her generation.
▪ The boss says she's still considering my request for a raise.
▪ The mayor needs to consider local residents when she decides where to put the new stadium.
▪ We began to consider the possibility of moving to Japan permanently.
▪ We do not consider this film suitable for young children.
▪ A fundamental breach is one which the courts would consider more serious than an ordinary breach.
▪ But when you consider this in the context of its well-weighted precision and speed, it gives little cause for complaint.
▪ Differences emerge in three ways: argument; competition; and conflict - which alone is considered wholly harmful.
▪ He also said he would consider unsealing some documents after the jury is chosen.
▪ Lying in the water, she considered the evidence against Sykes again.
▪ Planning Permission Application for permission to develop a timeshare facility would be considered on the same basis as any other resort development.
▪ That would not be good, for more reasons than he cared to consider.
▪ While the list of proposed transportation projects is being refined, possible methods to close the funding gap are being considered.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Consider \Con*sid"er\ (k[o^]n*s[i^]d"[~e]r), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Considered (k[o^]n*s[i^]d"[~e]rd); 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.

  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.

    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.

    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.


Consider \Con*sid"er\, v. i.

  1. To think seriously; to make examination; to reflect; to deliberate.

    We will consider of your suit.

    '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.]

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

late 14c., from Old French considerer (13c.) "reflect on, consider, study," from Latin considerare "to look at closely, observe," perhaps literally "to observe the stars," from com- "with" (see com-) + sidus (genitive sideris) "constellation" (see sidereal).\n

\nPerhaps a metaphor from navigation, but more likely reflecting Roman obsession with divination by astrology. Tucker doubts the connection with sidus, however, because it is "quite inapplicable to desiderare," and suggests derivation instead from the PIE root of English side meaning "stretch, extend," and a sense for the full word of "survey on all sides" or "dwell long upon." Related: Considered; considering.


vb. (label en transitive) To think about seriously.

  1. v. deem to be; "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. take into consideration for exemplifying purposes; "Take the case of China"; "Consider the following case" [syn: take, deal, look at]

  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 attentively [syn: regard]

  8. look at carefully; study mentally; "view a problem" [syn: view, look at]

  9. regard or treat with consideration, respect, and esteem; "Please consider your family"


Consider may refer to:

  • Consider (MUD), a capability in some MUDs
  • Consider (album), an EP by Boysetsfire
  • Consideration, a legal concept
  • The act of consideration as in Perspective (cognitive)
Consider (album)

Consider is an EP by Delaware band Boysetsfire, released in 1996. It was released as a 7" vinyl. The songs were later included on the band's album Before the Eulogy, a collection of B-sides and rarities.

Consider (MUD)

Consider is, in MUDs (particularly DikuMUDs and EverQuest), a player character capability, usually implemented as a command, for evaluating the likely outcome of engaging in combat with a potential enemy. It is often abbreviated con.

While the ability to estimate the difficulty of combat is valued by players, particularly newbies, this capability has its downside in that implementations of it are often bug-ridden, and the more complex a MUD's combat system and the capabilities of an individual opponent, the less likely it is that a consider will give an accurate result. Some MUDs have implemented consider commands only to disable them because the results were sufficiently misleading as to be worse than having no such capability at all.

In text-based games, the results of a consider are most often expressed as a verbal result such as "Fairly easy", "You would need a lot of luck", or "You ARE mad". In graphical games, a common convention is for results to be color-coded, typically with green or blue indicating a weaker target, white or yellow signifying a close match, red or orange meaning a stronger target, and purple or special-case graphics such as a skull indicating that one is completely outclassed.

Usage examples of "consider".

He was supposed to be alive, too, if you consider being on Abaddon life.

Mattin Stepaneos accepts wholeheartedly, Roedran is still trying to take every side, while Alliandre and Tylin want more time to consider their answers.

He accepts command of the cadet corps at West Point in 1851, considered by many as the great reward for good service, the respectable job in which to spend the autumn of his career.

Considered the rising star in the academic community, Chamberlain accepts a prestigious Chair at Bowdoin, formerly held by the renowned Calvin Stowe, husband of Harriet Beecher Stowe.

Discourse and humble Advise for our Gratious Queene Elizabeth, her most Excellent Majestie to peruse and consider, as concerning the needful Reformation of the Vulgar Kalender for the civile yeres and daies accompting, or verifyeng, according to the tyme truely spent.

Discourse and humble Advise for our Gratious Queen Elizabeth, her most Excellent Majestie to peruse and consider, as concerning the needful Reformation of the Vulgar Kalendar for the civile yeres and daies accompting, or verifyeng, according to the tyme trewly spent.

New Englanders also favored New York, it being much the easiest location for them to reach, though Philadelphia, adamantly espoused by the Pennsylvanians, was considered an acceptable alternative.

But Adams did like the children and hugely enjoyed observing them: I sometimes, in my sprightly moments, consider myself, in my great chair at school, as some dictator at the head of a commonwealth.

At his lodgings two days later, Adams sat quietly writing to Abigail: When I consider the great events which are passed, and those greater which are rapidly advancing, and that I may have been instrumental of touching some springs, and turning some wheels, which have had and will have such effects, I feel an awe upon my mind which is not easily described.

That Jefferson, after attending the College of William and Mary, had read law at Wilhamsburg for five years with the eminent George Wythe, gave him still greater standing with Adams, who considered Wythe one of the ablest men in Congress.

As for Captain Tucker, Adams considered him able and attentive, though, to judge by the few books in his cabin, no doubt lacking in erudition.

From his rooms on the Rue de Richelieu, Adams issued almost daily correspondence, writing at times two and three letters a day, these addressed to President Samuel Huntington and filled with reports on British politics, British and French naval activities, or his own considered views on European affairs.

Congress had considered sending a minister to Holland even before Adams left on his initial mission to France, and in his first months at Paris, he had reported that there was more friendship for America in Holland than generally understood.

Yet when John Quincy asked if he might buy ice skates that winter, Adams consented without hesitation, explaining that skating should be considered a fine art.

But that Jefferson could so matter-of-factly consider selling off his slaves--not freeing them--and so readily transfer the burdens of his own extravagances to the backs of those he held in bondage, would have struck Adams as unconscionable, and would no doubt have been a serious test of his respect, if not affection, for the man.