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To think carefully or a lot about things - synonyms or related words

consider

verb

to think about something carefully before making a decision or developing an opinion

plan

verb

to think carefully about a series of actions that you need to take in order to achieve something

think out

to consider all the important facts in a situation before deciding or doing something

assess

verb

to carefully consider a situation, person, or problem in order to make a judgment

contemplate

verb

to think very carefully about something for a long time

evaluate

verb

to think carefully about something before making a judgment about its value, importance, or quality

ponder

verb

formal to think carefully about something for a long time before reaching a decision

take something into consideration

to think about a particular fact or detail and allow it to have some influence when you are making a decision

take a long hard look at someone/something

to think about a problem or issue very carefully in order to find out what is wrong or to find a better way of dealing with it

think over

to consider a problem or decision carefully

re-evaluate

verb

to consider something carefully again before making a judgment about it, especially because circumstances have changed

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textable

open/agreeable/able to be communicated with via text

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