[ kuhn-sid-uh-rey-shuhn ]
See synonyms for: considerationconsiderations on

  1. the act of considering; careful thought; meditation; deliberation: I will give your project full consideration.

  2. something that is or is to be kept in mind in making a decision, evaluating facts, etc.: Age was an important consideration in the decision.

  1. thoughtful or sympathetic regard or respect; thoughtfulness for others: They showed no consideration for his feelings.

  2. a thought or reflection; an opinion based upon reflection.

  3. a recompense or payment, as for work done; compensation.

  4. importance or consequence.

  5. estimation; esteem: He is held in great consideration by the community.

  6. Law.

    • something that suffices to make an informal promise legally binding, usually some value given in exchange for the promise.

    • the hearing of a case by a tribunal.

Idioms about consideration

  1. in consideration of,

    • in view of.

    • in return or recompense for: She was offered money in consideration of her efforts.

  2. take into consideration, to take into account; consider: We failed to take into consideration the large number of tourists attending the exhibition.

Origin of consideration

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin consīderātiōn-, stem of consīderātiō “contemplation, examination,” equivalent to consīderāt(us) “contemplated” (see considerate) + -iō -ion

synonym study For consideration

7. See honor.

Other words for consideration

Other words from consideration

  • non·con·sid·er·a·tion, noun
  • o·ver·con·sid·er·a·tion, noun
  • pre·con·sid·er·a·tion, noun
  • sub·con·sid·er·a·tion, noun

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How to use consideration in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for consideration


/ (kənˌsɪdəˈreɪʃən) /

  1. the act or an instance of considering; deliberation; contemplation

  2. take into consideration to bear in mind; consider

  1. under consideration being currently discussed or deliberated

  2. a fact or circumstance to be taken into account when making a judgment or decision

  3. on no consideration for no reason whatsoever; never

  4. thoughtfulness for other people; kindness

  5. payment for a service; recompense; fee

  6. thought resulting from deliberation; opinion

  7. law the promise, object, etc, given by one party to persuade another to enter into a contract

  8. estimation; esteem

  9. in consideration of

    • because of

    • in return for

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Other Idioms and Phrases with consideration


see in consideration of; take into account (consideration); under consideration.

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