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.