- taking into account; in view of: The campaign was a great success, considering the strong opposition.
- Informal. with all things considered (used only after the statement it modifies): He paints very well, considering.
- taking into consideration that: Considering they are newcomers, they've adjusted very well.
Origin of considering
- 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 considering
In Uganda, legislators are considering further criminalization of LGBT advocacy and same-sex relationships.‘Only God’ Can Stop Gay Marriage
January 6, 2015
Now Wisconsin is considering making it mandatory for parents who adopt overseas to have their children “re-adopted” in the state.Judge: Rehoming Kids Is Trafficking
December 30, 2014
Nowhere to be found is the anguish, the drama, the pain of an athlete on that level who considering walking away.The Story of the World’s Greatest Cricket Player
December 24, 2014
In 2010, Trump again said he was “being serious” about considering a run—this time as a Republican.Trump Is ‘Thinking About’ a Run at the White House Again
December 2, 2014
It is a reasonable assumption, considering his roots in the Republican Party, in the Marines, and his proud Scots-Irish roots.Hillary Gets a Challenger and He’s a Marine
November 21, 2014
I am considering them apart, and confining myself wholly to the words of the song.The Conquest of Fear
It is time now, I think, to test my theory by considering the converse of it.The Man Shakespeare
Sidney's heart, considering what was happening to it, behaved very well.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
Still, considering what she might have printed, she was really quite decent about it.Quaint Courtships
As for ourselves, we had a comfortable berth, considering the manner in which we had got into it.Ned Myers
James Fenimore Cooper
- in view of
- informal all in all; taking into account the circumstancesit's not bad considering
- (subordinating) in view of the fact that
- (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 considering
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.