Pronunciation: (kun-sid'ur),[key] —v.t. 1. to think carefully about, esp. in order to make a decision; contemplate; reflect on: He considered the cost before buying the new car. 2. to regard as or deem to be: I consider the story improbable. 3. to think, believe, or suppose: We consider his reply unsatisfactory. 4. to bear in mind; make allowance for: The arrest was justified if you consider his disorderly behavior. 5. to pay attention to; regard: He considered the man for some time before speaking to him. 6. to regard with respect, thoughtfulness, honor, etc.; esteem.
7. to think about (something that one might do, accept, buy, etc.): to consider a job in Guatemala. 8. Obs.to view attentively; scrutinize.
9. Obs.to recompense or remunerate.
—v.i. 1. to think deliberately or carefully; reflect.
2. to view carefully or thoughtfully.