Meaning of “consider” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb us uk /kənˈsɪdər/
That's an option you might like to consider.Have you considered the possibility of flying?Management is considering your proposals.I considered telling her the truth.I considered changing jobs.

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.

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.
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.

(Definition of “consider” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)