Share this entry

Share this page


Pronunciation: /kənˈsɪdər; kənˈsɪdə(r)/

Translation of consider in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 (examine) [advantages/offer] considerar it is my considered opinion that … lo he pensado mucho y considero or opino que … 1.2 (contemplate) [possibility] considerar, plantearse, contemplar it's an idea worth considering es una idea que habría que considerar would you consider a 5% increase? ¿consideraría una oferta del 5% de aumento? £4 an hour? I wouldn't even consider it! ¿4 libras la hora? ¡yo ni me lo plantearía! we're considering Ann for the job estamos pensando en Ann para el puestoto consider + -ing we're considering moving house estamos pensando en mudarnos would you consider selling it if … ? ¿le interesaría venderlo si … ? just consider how you'd feel imagínate or piensa cómo te sentirías
    Example sentences
    • I agree, and think that we have made a big mistake by not considering such a course of action.
    • Perhaps the university may consider a lesser contribution towards the cost as it is not on land owned by the university.
    • Adults who want to continue with their education are being asked to consider Open University courses.
    1.3 (take into account) [facts/cost/risks/person/feelings] tener* en cuenta, considerar, tener* or tomar en consideración [formal] all things considered, I think that … bien considerado or bien mirado, creo que … she never considers anyone else's wishes nunca tiene en cuenta a los demás when you consider that he's a beginner … teniendo en cuenta que es un principiante … consider how much they've done for you piensa en or ten en cuenta todo lo que han hecho por ti
    Example sentences
    • Here, though, the winemaker must consider his market carefully.
    • He asked my opinion and considered it in decisions about the manor where we once had lived.
    • He said he's got war on his mind as he considers these policies and decisions he has to make.
    Example sentences
    • Despite her ugly qualities, I still consider her a person who offers excellent company.
    • If you are poor but have all good qualities you are considered not worth knowing.
    • At first regarded as an eccentric minor poet, she is now considered a major writer of startling originality.
    Example sentences
    • Sometimes a system may look expensive but when you consider factors like reduced installation time, higher aeration efficiency, greater longevity of the products, reduced maintenance needs and comprehensive warranty programs it becomes clear that overall you often get more than what you pay for.
    • As we've said, custom design doesn't come cheap but when you consider what you get, we think it's great value.
    • The deaths and torture scenes are rather grisly when you consider the era in which this movie came out.
    Example sentences
    • He considered her face a moment before he reached for her arm.
    • Narrowing his eyes, and with one hand tucked in the silk pocket of his well-cut slacks, he considered her face as if she were a portrait by Rubens or Goya.
    • He sighed to himself as he considered the portrait for a long moment.
    1.4 (regard as) considerar she was considered a good teacher estaba considerada como una buena profesora, se la tenía por buena profesora they consider themselves (to be) above such things se consideran por encima de esas cosas what do you consider a lot of money? ¿tú qué entiendes por or consideras mucho dinero? consider it done! ¡dalo por hecho! consider yourself lucky puedes darte por afortunado, puedes considerarte afortunadoto consider sb/sth to + infinitive/infinitivo it's considered to be the best of its class está considerado como el mejor de su clase I still consider that … sigo considerando or pensando que … see also considering
    Example sentences
    • I have always considered myself to be reasonably green, driving a small car, walking to work and recycling much of my rubbish.
    • I know some people probably consider me to be a trophy wife - when they meet me they realise that's not the case.
    • I have taken these into account and considered each dream to be a form of communication.

Definition of consider in:

Share this entry

Share this page


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day cal
lime …
Cultural fact of the day

Sherry is produced in an area of chalky soil known as albariza lying between the towns of Puerto de Santa María, Sanlúcar de Barrameda, and Jerez de la Frontera in Cádiz province. It is from Jerez that sherry takes its English name. Sherries, made from grape varieties including Palomino and Pedro Ximénez, are drunk worldwide as an aperitif, and in Spain as an accompaniment to tapas. The styles of jerez vary from the pale fino and manzanilla to the darker aromatic oloroso and amontillado.