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verb [T]  /kənˈsɪd·ər/ us  

consider verb [T] (THINK ABOUT)

to think about a particular subject or thing or about doing something or about whether to do something: Consider Clara Barton, who founded the American Red Cross. We considered moving to California, but decided not to. [+ question word] We have to consider what to do next.

consider verb [T] (CARE ABOUT)

to care about or respect: Before raising the admission prices, consider the fans.

consider verb [T] (HAVE AN OPINION)

to believe to be; to think of as: What some people would consider a personal attack, Andy considers a friendly discussion.
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