Nearby words

  1. consider,
  2. considerable,
  3. considerably,
  4. considerance,
  5. considerate,
  6. considered,
  7. considering,
  8. consigliere,
  9. consign,
  10. consignation


    in consideration of,
    1. in view of.
    2. in return or recompense for: She was offered money in consideration of her efforts.
    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

1350–1400; Middle English (< Anglo-French) < Latin consīderātiōn- (stem of consīderātiō), equivalent to consīderāt(us) (see considerate) + -iōn- -ion

Related formsnon·con·sid·er·a·tion, nouno·ver·con·sid·er·a·tion, nounpre·con·sid·er·a·tion, nounsub·con·sid·er·a·tion, noun

Synonym study

7. See honor. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for consideration

British Dictionary definitions for consideration



the act or an instance of considering; deliberation; contemplation
take into consideration to bear in mind; consider
under consideration being currently discussed or deliberated
a fact or circumstance to be taken into account when making a judgment or decision
on no consideration for no reason whatsoever; never
thoughtfulness for other people; kindness
payment for a service; recompense; fee
thought resulting from deliberation; opinion
law the promise, object, etc, given by one party to persuade another to enter into a contract
estimation; esteem
in consideration of
  1. because of
  2. in return for
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Word Origin and History for consideration



mid-14c., "a beholding, looking at," also "keeping in mind," from Old French consideracion (12c., Modern French considération), from Latin considerationem (nominative consideratio) "consideration, contemplation, reflection," noun of action from past participle stem of considerare (see consider). Meaning "a taking into account" is from mid-15c.; that of "something given in payment" is from c.1600.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Idioms and Phrases with consideration


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

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