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English definition of “consider”

consider

verb (OPINION)    /kənˈsɪd.ər/ US  //
B2 [T often + obj + (to be) + noun/adj] to believe someone or something to be, or think of him, her, or it as something: He is currently considered (to be) the best British athlete . We don't consider her suitable for the job . [passive + obj + to infinitive ] It is considered bad manners in some cultures to speak with your mouth full of food . I consider my self lucky that I only hurt my arm in the accident . Do you consider him a friend of yours? [+ (that)] She considers (that) she has done enough to help already.Guessing, supposing and suspecting be highly/well considered to be very much admired : I've never enjoyed her books , but I know she's very highly considered.Liked, or not liked, by many people Grammar:Consider or regard?Consider and regard can both mean ‘believe’ or ‘realise’ or ‘understand’. When they mean ‘believe’ or ‘realise’ or ‘understand’, we don’t often use the continuous forms.
(Definition of consider verb (OPINION) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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