verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of consider
Synonyms for consider
Related Words for considerscrutinize, grant, recognize, study, regard, examine, favor, see, contemplate, acknowledge, hold, feel, analyze, deem, respect, believe, think, view, ponder, ruminate
Examples from the Web for consider
Contemporary Examples of 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
January 8, 2015
That is a distinction with a sociological difference—for many, an uncomfortable one to consider.No Gods, No Cops, No Masters
January 1, 2015
Consider, too, that in this digital age, making something public is not only easier but has greater reach.Public Marriage Proposals Must Die
December 28, 2014
These young adults have voluntarily checked out of a political system they consider corrupt and dysfunctional.When Will We See a #Millennial Congress?
December 26, 2014
The name that most Republicans seem both to expect and dread to consider running is Vito Fossella.The Felon Who Wouldn’t Leave Congress
Ben Jacobs, David Freedlander
December 23, 2014
Historical Examples of consider
And she was disappointed that he only promised to consider the matter and let her hear from him.The Armourer's Prentices
Charlotte M. Yonge
In view of the violence you made use of, I consider that you owe my son an apology.Brave and Bold
It was for them to consider how far they were justified in complying with his request.
To consider these evils, to find their remedy, is the most sore necessity of our times.
Andy sat down again, and began to consider his hands once more.Way of the Lawless
verb (mainly tr)
Word Origin 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.