1 think about or over, take into or under consideration, deliberate (over or about), contemplate (on or over), weigh, ponder, mull over, cogitate on, meditate (on or upon or over), reflect (on or upon), ruminate (on or over), chew over, study, examine:
The council will consider your proposal.
2 heed, mark, take into account or consideration, reckon with, bear in mind, note, observe, make allowance for; esteem, respect, have regard for:
Consider your mother's feelings in the matter.
3 regard, look upon; judge, deem, take to be, think, believe, gauge, rate, estimate, reckon:
Consider yourself under arrest. I don't consider Simon the best person for the job.