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consider

verb
 
 
/kənˈsɪdər/
THINK [T] B1 to think carefully about a decision or something you might do: Have you considered surgery? [+ doing sth] We're considering buying a new car.Thinking and contemplating
FACTS [T] to think about particular facts when you are making a decision about something: If you buy an old house, you have to consider the cost of repairs.Analysing and evaluatingAssessing and estimating value
consider sb/sth (to be) sth; consider that B2 to have a particular opinion about someone or something: [often reflexive] I don't consider myself to be a great athlete. They don't consider that he did anything wrong.Opinions, beliefs and points of viewAnalysing and evaluatingAssessing and estimating value
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