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verb consider pronunciation in British English /kənˈsɪdə(r)/
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I/you/we/theyconsider
he/she/itconsiders
present participleconsidering
past tenseconsidered
past participleconsidered
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  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to think about something carefully before making a decision or developing an opinion
    She paused and considered for a moment.
    an important factor to consider when choosing a school
    consider whether: He is considering whether to accept another job offer.
    consider doing something: He’s considering buying a used car.
    1. a.
      [transitive] to formally discuss something before making a decision about it
      The committee met to consider issues relating to road maintenance.
      The jury went out to consider its verdict.
      consider someone/something for something: Her manuscript is being considered for publication.
  2. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] to think that something may exist or may be true
    consider the possibility: Have you considered the possibility that he just doesn’t like you?
    consider that: He did not even consider that she might have a different idea.
  3. 3
    [transitive] to have a particular opinion about someone or something
    consider someone/something (to be) something: We all considered him a hero.
    Consider yourself lucky that I didn’t mention it to the boss!
    They consider it inevitable that some jobs will be lost.
    Remarks like this are generally considered to be unacceptable today.
  4. 4
    [transitive] to think about someones feelings or reactions
    I need to consider my family before I make my decision.
  5. 5
    [transitive] formal to look at someone or something in a particular way
    He considered me curiously.

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