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consider
American English: /kənˈsɪdər/
British English: /kənˈsɪdə/

Translation of consider in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1.1 (examine)
    (advantages/offer)
    it is my considered opinion that …
    lo he pensado mucho y considero or opino que …
    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.
    1.2 (contemplate)
    (possibility)
    plantearse
    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 puesto
    to consider + -ingwe'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
    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
    • 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.
    1.4 (regard as) 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 afortunado
    to consider somebody/something to + infinitiveit'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.
    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.

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