consideration - definition and synonyms


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  1. 1
    [uncountable] careful thought before making a decision or judgment about something
    give consideration to something:

    We have given careful consideration to your claim for compensation.

    after serious/careful consideration (of something):

    After serious consideration of all the issues, the school decided to expel the three students.

    for someone’s consideration:

    Here are a few questions for your consideration.

    under consideration (=being thought about):

    One of the possibilities under consideration (=being thought about) is closing the street to motor vehicles.

    1. a.
      [countable] something that you must think about carefully before you make a decision or judgment

      For most people, the most important consideration in choosing a mortgage is the cost of repayments.

  2. 2
    [uncountable] a kind way of behaving that shows you care about other people’s feelings and needs

    She treats all her patients with consideration and respect.

    out of consideration for someone:

    Reporters stayed away out of consideration for the family.

    show consideration for someone/something:

    Try showing a little more consideration for others.

  3. 3
    [countable] formal a payment for something someone has done for you
  4. 4
    [countable/uncountable] legal something that is promised or given by one party to a contract in return for something promised or given by another party

    Both parties to the contract must provide consideration.