part of speech: verb

inflections: considers, considering, considered

definition 1: to think carefully about; reflect on.

  • She is considering moving to Alaska.

synonyms: reflect

definition 2: to think of as.

  • I consider Shakespeare a great writer.

definition 3: to keep in mind; take into account.

  • My teacher considers test grades, homework, and class participation when she writes report cards.

synonyms: regard, take into account

antonyms: disregard, ignore

Word History

Consider is from a Latin word sidus, which was combined with the prefix “con-” to mean “to observe, contemplate, or examine the stars.”