verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of consider
Examples from the Web for consider
But consider how citizens here in the States are now being arrested for posting threatening messages aimed at police on Facebook.Politicians Only Love Journalists When They're Dead|Luke O’Neil|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
That is a distinction with a sociological difference—for many, an uncomfortable one to consider.
Consider, too, that in this digital age, making something public is not only easier but has greater reach.
These young adults have voluntarily checked out of a political system they consider corrupt and dysfunctional.
The name that most Republicans seem both to expect and dread to consider running is Vito Fossella.
She was so ill that it was impossible for them to consider in how far she was to blame for what had happened.War and Peace|Leo Tolstoy
If you mean to insinuate that I am, I consider that you are guilty of impertinence.Shirley|Charlotte Bront
If I was given the post, Colles was bound to consider what I had said in my earlier letter and give me some directions.Prester John|John Buchan
Now, if we consider that water raised to 212° is boiling, we shall be as much astonished at their powers of enduring heat as cold.
A sudden realization that the Englishman might consider her exploit ill-bred caused her to sink back out of sight.Into the Primitive|Robert Ames Bennet
British Dictionary definitions for consider
verb (mainly tr)
Word Origin for consider
Word Origin and History for consider
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.