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English definition of “consider”

consider

verb [I or T] (POSSIBILITY)    /kənˈsɪd.ər/ US  //
B1 to spend time thinking about a possibility or making a decision: Don't make any decisions before you've considered the matter. [+ question word] Have you considered what you'll do if you don't get the job? [+ -ing verb] We're considering selling the house. She's being considered for the job. I'd like some time to consider before I make a decision.Thinking and contemplating
(Definition of consider verb (POSSIBILITY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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