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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 con·sid·er /kənˈsɪdɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Con·sid·er v. t. [imp. & p. p. Considered p. pr. & vb. n. Considering.]
 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. 95.
 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. 16.
 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.”
 Syn: -- To ponder; weigh; revolve; study; reflect or meditate on; contemplate; examine. See Ponder.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: deem to be; "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" [syn: see, reckon, view,
      2: give careful consideration to; "consider the possibility of
         moving" [syn: study]
      3: take into consideration for exemplifying purposes; "Take the
         case of China"; "Consider the following case" [syn: take,
          deal, look at]
      4: show consideration for; take into account; "You must
         consider her age"; "The judge considered the offender's
         youth and was lenient" [syn: count, weigh]
      5: think about carefully; weigh; "They considered the
         possibility of a strike"; "Turn the proposal over in your
         mind" [syn: debate, moot, turn over, deliberate]
      6: 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" [syn: think, believe, conceive]
      7: look at attentively [syn: regard]
      8: look at carefully; study mentally; "view a problem" [syn: view,
          look at]
      9: regard or treat with consideration, respect, and esteem;
         "Please consider your family"