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con·sid·er / kənˈsidər/ • v. [tr.] (often be considered) think carefully about (something), typically before making a decision: each application is considered on its merits. ∎  think about and be drawn toward (a course of action): he had considered giving up his job. ∎  regard (someone or something) as having a specified quality: I consider him irresponsible. ∎  believe; think: I don't consider that I'm to blame. ∎  take (something) into account when making an assessment or judgment: one service area is not enough when you consider the number of cars using this highway. ∎  look attentively at. PHRASES: all things considered taking everything into account.

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consider XIV. — (O)F. considérer — L. consīderāre, f. COM- (intensive) + base *sīder-, found also in dēsīderāre DESIRE.
Hence considerable †that can be considered XV; worthy of consideration, large in amount, etc. XVII. — medL. considerābilis. So consideration XIV.