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[v] judge or regard; look upon; judge; "I think he is very smart"; "I believe her to be very smart"; "I think that he is her boyfriend"; "The racist conceives such people to be inferior"
[v] consider or deem to be; regard; "She views this quite differently from me"; "I consider her to be shallow"; "I don't see the situation quite as negatively as you do"
[v] regard or treat with consideration, respect, and esteem; "Please consider your family"
[v] consider, as of an example; "Take the case of China"; "Consider the following case"
[v] think about carefully; weigh; "They considered the possibility of a strike"; "Turn the proposal over in your mind"
[v] show consideration for; take into account; "You must consider her age"; "The judge considered the offender's youth and was lenient"
[v] look at carefully; study mentally; "view a problem"
[v] look at attentively
[v] give careful consideration to; "consider the possibility of moving"

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\Con*sid"er\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Considered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Considering}.] [F. consid['e]rer, L. considerare, -sideratum, to consider, view attentively, prob. fr. con- + sidus, sideris, star, constellation; orig., therefore, to look at the stars. See {Sidereal}, and cf. {Desire}.]
1. To fix the mind on, with a view to a careful examination; to think on with care; to ponder; to study; to meditate on. I will consider thy testimonies. --Ps. cxix. 9
5. Thenceforth to speculations high or deep I turned my thoughts, and with capacious mind Considered all things visible. --Milton.
2. To look at attentively; to observe; to examine. She considereth a field, and buyeth it. --Prov. xxxi. 1
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3. To have regard to; to take into view or account; to pay due attention to; to respect. Consider, sir, the chance of war: the day Was yours by accident. --Shak. England could grow into a posture of being more united at home, and more considered abroad. --Sir W. Temple.
4. To estimate; to think; to regard; to view. Considered as plays, his works are absurd. --Macaulay. Note: The proper sense of consider is often blended with an idea of the result of considering; as, ``Blessed is he that considereth the poor.'' --Ps. xli. 1.; i.e., considers with sympathy and pity. ``Which [services] if I have not enough considered.'' --Shak.; i.e., requited as the sufficient considering of them would suggest. ``Consider him liberally.'' --J. Hooker. Syn: To ponder; weigh; revolve; study; reflect or meditate on; contemplate; examine. See {Ponder}.
\Con*sid"er\, v. i.
1. To think seriously; to make examination; to reflect; to deliberate. We will consider of your suit. --Shak. 'T were to consider too curiously, to consider so. --Shak. She wished she had taken a moment to consider, before rushing down stairs. --W. Black
2. To hesitate. [Poetic & R.] --Dryden.

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