Definition of consideration in English:


Line breaks: con|sid¦er|ation
Pronunciation: /kənsɪdəˈreɪʃ(ə)n


  • 2A payment or reward: you can buy the books for a small consideration
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    • He doesn't actually say as much, but you suspect that in many cases, the payment is an incidental consideration.
    • In addition he repeated his arguments about the payment of the consideration.
    • In September last year, two funds owned by them bought a 26 per cent stake for a consideration of Rs 156 crore.
    payment, fee, premium, remuneration, compensation, recompense, emolument, perquisite; commission, percentage, share, portion, dividend
    informal cut, take, whack, slice, slice of the cake, piece of the action
  • 2.1 Law (In a contractual agreement) anything given or promised or forborne by one party in exchange for the promise or undertaking of another.
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    • Please identify the consideration for the alleged agreement.
    • For instance, I was wondering whether you had Trevor's agreement to the offered consideration.
    • The first is that anything done for a consideration which is not a supply of goods constitutes a supply of services.
  • 3 archaic Importance; esteem.
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    • No troubles in Upper Egypt are mentioned during the reign of Auletes, and if things were quiet there, we mace that it was due to the government there being in the hands of some one whom, by our broken records, we may conjecture to have been a man of great consideration and influence, Callimachus the epistrategos.
    • Then he went home south to Denmark, and became afterwards a man of great consideration, and many great people are descended from him.
    • A man of great consideration may have fifty or sixty skulls suspended in his premises.


in consideration of

In return for; on account of: he paid them in consideration of their services
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  • The 1872 Appointment was expressed to be executed in consideration of, among other things, the payment of various sums by the 4th Duke to him to enable him to discharge his debts and for other purposes.
  • By each assignment the assignor was expressed to assign to him in consideration of £1 rights which were defined as follows.
  • In any act of corruption, there is a definite ingredient of ‘misconduct’ as the act of corruption is mostly committed in consideration of personal gain or profit, and or against intended legal purposes.

take into consideration

Take into account: planning that takes into consideration the needs of wildlife as well as those of humans
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  • These are all things to take into consideration when planning your next trip.
  • Also, the plans took into consideration planning policy guidance from the Government, which sets down a maximum number of car parking spaces for developments.
  • This is certainly something to take into consideration, if you plan to wear both rings on the same hand.
consider, give thought to, take into account, allow for, make allowances for, provide for, plan for, make plans for, foresee, anticipate, make provision for, make preparations for, prepare for, accommodate, make concessions for, arrange for, bargain for, reckon with

under consideration

Being thought about: the abolition of the House of Lords was under consideration
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  • It may pass legislation which deals with some issues in the area under consideration, but leaves others to national law.
  • That, in fact, is at the very heart of the issue that is under consideration.
  • As I have already indicated to the member, it is one of the issues under consideration.


late Middle English: via Old French from Latin consideratio(n-), from considerare 'examine'.

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