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


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: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: resulting from careful thought; "the paper was well thought
             out" [syn: reasoned, well thought out(p)]
      2: carefully considered; "a considered opinion" [syn: wise]