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considered

[kuh n-sid-erd]
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adjective
  1. thought about or decided upon with care: a considered opinion.
  2. regarded with respect or esteem: a highly considered person.
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Origin of considered

First recorded in 1595–1605; consider + -ed2
Related formsun·con·sid·ered, adjectivewell-con·sid·ered, adjective

consider

[kuh n-sid-er]
verb (used with object)
  1. to think carefully about, especially in order to make a decision; contemplate; reflect on: He considered the cost before buying the new car.
  2. to regard as or deem to be: I consider the story improbable.
  3. to think, believe, or suppose: We consider his reply unsatisfactory.
  4. to bear in mind; make allowance for: The arrest was justified if you consider his disorderly behavior.
  5. to pay attention to; regard: He considered the man for some time before speaking to him.
  6. to regard with respect, thoughtfulness, honor, etc.; esteem.
  7. to think about (something that one might do, accept, buy, etc.): to consider a job in Guatemala.
  8. Obsolete. to view attentively; scrutinize.
  9. Obsolete. to recompense or remunerate.
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verb (used without object)
  1. to think deliberately or carefully; reflect.
  2. to view carefully or thoughtfully.
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Origin of consider

1350–1400; Middle English consideren (< Anglo-French) < Latin consīderāre to examine, equivalent to con- con- + sīder- (stem of sīdus) star-group, sky (see sidereal) + -āre infinitive suffix
Related formscon·sid·er·er, nounpre·con·sid·er, verb (used with object)

Synonyms

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1. ponder, deliberate, weigh. See study.
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  • That being impossible, none other was graceful; hence none other was to be considered.

    The Spenders

    Harry Leon Wilson

  • They considered civilisation a failure because it was killing off all the big game.

    The Spenders

    Harry Leon Wilson

  • 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.


British Dictionary definitions for considered

considered

adjective
  1. presented or thought out with carea considered opinion
  2. (qualified by a preceding adverb) esteemedhighly considered
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consider

verb (mainly tr)
  1. (also intr) to think carefully about or ponder on (a problem, decision, etc); contemplate
  2. (may take a clause as object) to judge, deem, or have as an opinionI consider him a fool
  3. to have regard for; respectconsider your mother's feelings
  4. to look at; regardhe considered her face
  5. (may take a clause as object) to bear in mind as possible or acceptablewhen buying a car consider this make
  6. to describe or discussin this programme we consider the traffic problem
  7. (may take a clause as object) to keep in mind and make allowances (for)consider his childhood
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Derived Formsconsiderer, noun

Word Origin

C14: from Latin consīderāre to inspect closely, literally: to observe the stars, from sīdus star
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Word Origin and History for considered

consider

v.

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.

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