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considered

[kuh n-sid-erd] /kənˈsɪd ərd/
adjective
1.
thought about or decided upon with care:
a considered opinion.
2.
regarded with respect or esteem:
a highly considered person.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; consider + -ed2
Related forms
unconsidered, adjective
well-considered, adjective

consider

[kuh n-sid-er] /kənˈsɪd ər/
verb (used with object)
1.
to think carefully about, especially in order to make a decision; contemplate; reflect on:
He considered the cost before buying the new car.
2.
to regard as or deem to be:
I consider the story improbable.
3.
to think, believe, or suppose:
We consider his reply unsatisfactory.
4.
to bear in mind; make allowance for:
The arrest was justified if you consider his disorderly behavior.
5.
to pay attention to; regard:
He considered the man for some time before speaking to him.
6.
to regard with respect, thoughtfulness, honor, etc.; esteem.
7.
to think about (something that one might do, accept, buy, etc.):
to consider a job in Guatemala.
8.
Obsolete. to view attentively; scrutinize.
9.
Obsolete. to recompense or remunerate.
verb (used without object)
10.
to think deliberately or carefully; reflect.
11.
to view carefully or thoughtfully.
Origin
1350-1400; Middle English consideren (< Anglo-French) < Latin consīderāre to examine, equivalent to con- con- + sīder- (stem of sīdus) star-group, sky (see sidereal) + -āre infinitive suffix
Related forms
considerer, noun
preconsider, verb (used with object)
Synonyms
1. ponder, deliberate, weigh. See study1 .
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Examples from the web for considered
  • Mathematically speaking, the designers considered their course all but impossible.
  • In my field, these are not considered peer reviewed.
  • Many foods are considered delicacies, not for their taste, but for their medicinal effects.
  • Working long hours is considered a hallmark of a medical residency.
  • Here, he developed many of the items considered signature representations of the company.
  • Humans and many primates clearly recognize individual voices, a capacity considered fundamental for rich social lives.
  • The report also examines net price once room and board costs are considered.
  • He is considered honest and frugal, rare virtues in a country with eye-popping graft.
  • There is no precise definition of when a language should be considered endangered.
  • Easy-care succulents have long been considered the boring last resort of brown-thumb gardeners.
British Dictionary definitions for considered

considered

/kənˈsɪdəd/
adjective
1.
presented or thought out with care: a considered opinion
2.
(qualified by a preceding adverb) esteemed: highly considered

consider

/kənˈsɪdə/
verb (mainly transitive)
1.
(also intransitive) to think carefully about or ponder on (a problem, decision, etc); contemplate
2.
(may take a clause as object) to judge, deem, or have as an opinion: I consider him a fool
3.
to have regard for; respect: consider your mother's feelings
4.
to look at; regard: he considered her face
5.
(may take a clause as object) to bear in mind as possible or acceptable: when buying a car consider this make
6.
to describe or discuss: in this programme we consider the traffic problem
7.
(may take a clause as object) to keep in mind and make allowances (for): consider his childhood
Derived Forms
considerer, noun
Word Origin
C14: from Latin consīderāre to inspect closely, literally: to observe the stars, from sīdus star
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Word Origin and History for considered

consider

v.

late 14c., from Old French considerer (13c.) "reflect on, consider, study," from Latin considerare "to look at closely, observe," perhaps literally "to observe the stars," from com- "with" (see com-) + sidus (genitive sideris) "constellation" (see sidereal).

Perhaps a metaphor from navigation, but more likely reflecting Roman obsession with divination by astrology. Tucker doubts the connection with sidus, however, because it is "quite inapplicable to desiderare," and suggests derivation instead from the PIE root of English side meaning "stretch, extend," and a sense for the full word of "survey on all sides" or "dwell long upon." Related: Considered; considering.

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