consider

[ kuhn-sid-er ]
/ kənˈsɪd ər /

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

to think deliberately or carefully; reflect.
to view carefully or thoughtfully.

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 forms

con·sid·er·er, nounpre·con·sid·er, verb (used with object)
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consider

/ (kənˈsɪdə) /

verb (mainly tr)

Derived Forms

considerer, noun

Word Origin for consider

C14: from Latin consīderāre to inspect closely, literally: to observe the stars, from sīdus star
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