- thought about or decided upon with care: a considered opinion.
- regarded with respect or esteem: a highly considered person.
Origin of considered
- to think carefully about, especially in order to make a decision; contemplate; reflect on: He considered the cost before buying the new car.
- to regard as or deem to be: I consider the story improbable.
- to think, believe, or suppose: We consider his reply unsatisfactory.
- to bear in mind; make allowance for: The arrest was justified if you consider his disorderly behavior.
- to pay attention to; regard: He considered the man for some time before speaking to him.
- to regard with respect, thoughtfulness, honor, etc.; esteem.
- to think about (something that one might do, accept, buy, etc.): to consider a job in Guatemala.
- Obsolete. to view attentively; scrutinize.
- Obsolete. to recompense or remunerate.
- to think deliberately or carefully; reflect.
- to view carefully or thoughtfully.
Origin of consider
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Examples from the Web for considered
Newsom will likely be out if Harris runs since the two are considered allies, California political insiders said.The Golden State Preps for the ‘Red Wedding’ of Senate Races
January 9, 2015
Both are considered marginal figures in the House GOP caucus and have no real base of support for their respective bids.The YOLO Caucus' New Cry for Attention
January 4, 2015
The Second Republic was also considered the another golden age for Korean Cinema.Propaganda, Protest, and Poisonous Vipers: The Cinema War in Korea
December 30, 2014
So much of what is considered “romantic” is actually inappropriate, pressuring, or unnerving.Public Marriage Proposals Must Die
December 28, 2014
Wearing the right foot of a chicken was considered good luck.The History of the Chicken: How This Humble Bird Saved Humanity
December 27, 2014
That being impossible, none other was graceful; hence none other was to be considered.
They considered civilisation a failure because it was killing off all the big game.
There was much gladness between them, but the future had to be considered.The Armourer's Prentices
Charlotte M. Yonge
Gave the horses as much as I considered it safe for them to have at one time.
I was much surprised at this, for I considered him the best horse we had.
- presented or thought out with carea considered opinion
- (qualified by a preceding adverb) esteemedhighly considered
- (also intr) to think carefully about or ponder on (a problem, decision, etc); contemplate
- (may take a clause as object) to judge, deem, or have as an opinionI consider him a fool
- to have regard for; respectconsider your mother's feelings
- to look at; regardhe considered her face
- (may take a clause as object) to bear in mind as possible or acceptablewhen buying a car consider this make
- to describe or discussin this programme we consider the traffic problem
- (may take a clause as object) to keep in mind and make allowances (for)consider his childhood
Word Origin and History for considered
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).
Perhaps 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.