Definition of consideration in English:

consideration

noun

  • 1[mass noun] Careful thought, typically over a period of time:

    ‘your case needs very careful investigation and consideration’
    • ‘After careful consideration, I think it's just as well that I leave this and other gastrointestinal functions out of it.’
    • ‘I have to give careful consideration to what I am saying.’
    • ‘Some of the issues raised are familiar, but some are quite new and require careful scrutiny and consideration.’
    • ‘A source close to the Duchess confirmed that a plan to move out of the estate was ‘under careful consideration and she would be moving out of her present home in the next couple of months’.’
    • ‘After careful consideration I chose the latter.’
    • ‘Even if the proposed changes were to result in a greater number of couples considering adoption, careful consideration would have to be given to the implications of allowing them to adopt.’
    • ‘After careful consideration, I regret to inform you that I am unable to accept your refusal to offer me an assistant professor position in your department.’
    • ‘Actually, the bottom line is that after careful consideration, I probably agree with James more than I don't.’
    • ‘A spokesman said any decision about dropping subjects would be made only after very careful consideration, but he admitted that scrapping less popular subjects could not be ruled out in the long term.’
    • ‘At the very least the participants should take time to study the constitutional articles and laws they would like to change and give careful consideration to the changes they would like to be made.’
    • ‘A key aspect of the strategy that the agency says it will implement, is the use of an offset policy, a proposal which deserves careful consideration.’
    • ‘At some time in the intervening period, careful consideration would have been given to the style and subject-matter of the figurehead, which would also play a crucial part in the overall design of the ship.’
    • ‘In order to assess the impact on the trees, officers have been giving careful consideration to the proposed construction and operation of the wheel before reaching a conclusion on its impact.’
    • ‘After careful consideration and advice, we very much regret we are left with no alternative but to have started legal proceedings in order that we can do our lawful work.’
    • ‘The Government will give careful consideration to the task force recommendations over the coming months.’
    • ‘‘It is a matter that requires very careful consideration,’ he said.’
    • ‘Careful consideration has to be given to these applications and risk assessments are conducted before a decision can be made.’
    • ‘Everybody from fifteen years upwards is invited to complete this questionnaire, and give very careful consideration to the four issues raised in it.’
    • ‘But the circumstances in which you each committed this offence called for careful consideration and go a long way to aggravating the offences you have committed.’
    • ‘A spokesman for the Department of Transport said: ‘We will give close and careful consideration to the findings of the report.’’
    thought, deliberation, reflection, contemplation, cogitation, rumination, pondering, meditation, musing, mulling, examination, inspection, scrutiny, analysis, review, discussion
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    1. 1.1[count noun] A fact or a motive taken into account in deciding something:
      ‘the idea was motivated by political considerations’
      • ‘Another barrier is the fact that economic considerations overarch many of our decisions.’
      • ‘Along with having a baby, I have other considerations to take into account.’
      • ‘He suspects that the decision was influenced by political considerations.’
      • ‘The Commission may take into account wider social considerations as well as matters that relate strictly to competition policy.’
      • ‘There are others who are probably better placed than I am to take into account those wider considerations.’
      • ‘Hence it has been alluded to that there exist a plethora of underlying considerations and motives behind the rhetoric a manager uses.’
      • ‘Was the miners' apparent diffidence at the event motivated by political considerations?’
      • ‘The fact that secular considerations also favoured this course of action is, of course, beside the point.’
      • ‘A detailed study might take these wider considerations into account.’
      • ‘Political and economic considerations have influenced these countries to form a regional cooperation.’
      • ‘A crime is a crime, whether motivated by political considerations or others.’
      • ‘It's the fact that such considerations would even come into play at all.’
      • ‘Planning committees are required to decide planning matters in a judicial way rather than on political considerations.’
      • ‘They stated that the trial was motivated by political considerations only and was therefore invalid.’
      • ‘Political and monetary considerations are stated to be the reason behind this.’
      • ‘From a commercial point of view it is necessary to take into account two conflicting considerations.’
      • ‘The next point is a matter of concern when economic considerations are taken into account.’
      • ‘Is politicization in this sense synonymous with taking political considerations into account in arriving at a decision?’
      • ‘The paper hints at the political considerations behind such statistical manipulation.’
      • ‘There are many simple considerations to take into account in order to reduce costs when purchasing.’
      factor, issue, point, concern, item, matter, element, detail, aspect, facet, feature, determinant
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    2. 1.2 Thoughtfulness and sensitivity towards others:
      ‘companies should show more consideration for their employees’
      • ‘I mean, the Department has showed consideration and tolerance towards her for over 12 months.’
      • ‘The basic need is a value base that can be shared by all the citizens and a heart filled with consideration, sensitivity and a willingness to be of assistance towards other people.’
      • ‘The menfolk of Shanghai are world-famous for their consideration towards their wives and their diligence in carrying out household chores.’
      • ‘It goes without saying that he was human: why shouldn't a genocidal maniac like his food, be fond of his dog, and behave with consideration towards his secretaries?’
      • ‘Hopefully there would be some wonderful moments - instances of consideration and thoughtfulness and kindness.’
      • ‘The management, in all its wisdom, has sold off the land for housing without any thought or consideration for the patients or staff.’
      • ‘I can only hope you showed a lot more sensitivity and consideration after that happened.’
      • ‘This requires sensitivity and consideration.’
      • ‘I'm really disgusted with them over the issue of the lack of thought and consideration for people who have to walk in bad weather conditions.’
      • ‘Even smokers do not show any consideration towards others.’
      • ‘All I'm saying is that a bit of consideration towards others would be appreciated.’
      • ‘His principles translate into an advocacy to live a gentle life, in a very efficient manner, with thought and consideration for all.’
      attentiveness, considerateness, thoughtfulness, concern, care, solicitousness, solicitude, mindfulness
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  • 2A payment or reward:

    ‘you can buy the books for a small consideration’
    • ‘In addition he repeated his arguments about the payment of the consideration.’
    • ‘The issuer obtains an agreed percentage of each amount paid under the card as a consideration for the service rendered to the dealer.’
    • ‘About 75 per cent of the consideration would be paid in stocks to the owners, said the Founder of the company.’
    • ‘Additionally, some of these brokers may even levy a flat fee, as opposed to charging a percentage of the consideration.’
    • ‘The company says the changes in the vesting of its options were due to tax considerations.’
    • ‘In September last year, two funds owned by them bought a 26 per cent stake for a consideration of Rs 156 crore.’
    • ‘Total consideration has dropped 25.7 per cent to HK $19.9 billion.’
    • ‘In cases where the payment is additional consideration for the original supply, GST will apply using the normal rules.’
    • ‘Let us not turn a blind eye towards them, just because there are other compensating considerations.’
    • ‘He doesn't actually say as much, but you suspect that in many cases, the payment is an incidental consideration.’
    • ‘The company said it planned to pay 80 per cent of the consideration by financing which it is currently arranging.’
    • ‘Would you be constrained by capital allocation considerations from buying another bank there to gain more scale?’
    • ‘When redeemed for goods or services these vouchers are consideration (payment).’
    payment, fee, premium, remuneration, compensation, recompense, emolument, perquisite
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    1. 2.1Law (in a contractual agreement) anything given or promised or forborne by one party in exchange for the promise or undertaking of another.
      • ‘The first is that anything done for a consideration which is not a supply of goods constitutes a supply of services.’
      • ‘A Lessee pays a total consideration, being the Lease Price, for the grant of a lease.’
      • ‘Your Honour, that would be a matter and it would have to be dependent on considerations relating to the contract as a whole.’
      • ‘For instance, I was wondering whether you had Trevor's agreement to the offered consideration.’
      • ‘Please identify the consideration for the alleged agreement.’
  • 3archaic Importance; esteem.

    • ‘A man of great consideration may have fifty or sixty skulls suspended in his premises.’
    • ‘Then he went home south to Denmark, and became afterwards a man of great consideration, and many great people are descended from him.’
    • ‘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.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation:

consideration

/kənsɪdəˈreɪʃ(ə)n/