consider Definition

  • 1think carefully about (something), typically before making a decision
  • 2believe (someone or something) to be
  • 3take (something) into account when making a judgement

Using consider: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "consider" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    I need to consider all the options before making a decision.

  • Example

    She considered him to be her best friend.

  • Example

    The judge will consider the evidence presented in court.

  • Example

    We should consider the impact of our actions on the environment.

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Idioms Using consider

  • all things considered

    taking everything into account; considering all factors


    All things considered, I think we had a successful year.

  • feel fortunate or grateful for something


    After winning the lottery, she considered herself lucky.

  • consider the lilies

    to appreciate the beauty of nature and not worry about material possessions


    Instead of stressing about work, she decided to take a walk and consider the lilies.

Phrases with consider

  • used to express confidence that a task will be completed successfully


    Can you finish this report by tomorrow? - Consider it done.

  • consider one's options

    think carefully about the possible choices before making a decision


    Before quitting your job, you should consider your options.

  • take into account the reliability and credibility of the person or organization providing information


    Before believing the news article, you should consider the source.

Origins of consider

from Latin 'considerare', meaning 'examine, look at'


Summary: consider in Brief

The verb 'consider' [kənˈsɪdər] means to think carefully about something before making a decision, believe someone or something to be, or take something into account when making a judgement. It is often used in phrases like 'consider it done' and 'consider one's options.' The idiom 'all things considered' means taking everything into account, while 'consider the lilies' means appreciating the beauty of nature.

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