Definition of consideration in English:

consideration

noun

  • 1Careful thought, typically over a period of time.

    ‘a long process involving a great deal of careful consideration’
    • ‘‘It is a matter that requires very careful consideration,’ he said.’
    • ‘Some of the issues raised are familiar, but some are quite new and require careful scrutiny and consideration.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘After careful consideration, I think it's just as well that I leave this and other gastrointestinal functions out of it.’
    • ‘The Government will give careful consideration to the task force recommendations over the coming months.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I have to give careful consideration to what I am saying.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Everybody from fifteen years upwards is invited to complete this questionnaire, and give very careful consideration to the four issues raised in it.’
    • ‘Actually, the bottom line is that after careful consideration, I probably agree with James more than I don't.’
    • ‘A spokesman for the Department of Transport said: ‘We will give close and careful consideration to the findings of the report.’’
    • ‘Careful consideration has to be given to these applications and risk assessments are conducted before a decision can be made.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    thought, deliberation, reflection, contemplation, cogitation, rumination, pondering, meditation, musing, mulling, examination, inspection, scrutiny, analysis, review, discussion
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    1. 1.1 A fact or a motive taken into account in deciding or judging something.
      ‘the idea was motivated by political considerations’
      • ‘The next point is a matter of concern when economic considerations are taken into account.’
      • ‘A crime is a crime, whether motivated by political considerations or others.’
      • ‘Along with having a baby, I have other considerations to take into account.’
      • ‘There are others who are probably better placed than I am to take into account those wider considerations.’
      • ‘They stated that the trial was motivated by political considerations only and was therefore invalid.’
      • ‘He suspects that the decision was influenced by political considerations.’
      • ‘A detailed study might take these wider considerations into account.’
      • ‘Another barrier is the fact that economic considerations overarch many of our decisions.’
      • ‘Hence it has been alluded to that there exist a plethora of underlying considerations and motives behind the rhetoric a manager uses.’
      • ‘Is politicization in this sense synonymous with taking political considerations into account in arriving at a decision?’
      • ‘There are many simple considerations to take into account in order to reduce costs when purchasing.’
      • ‘It's the fact that such considerations would even come into play at all.’
      • ‘The Commission may take into account wider social considerations as well as matters that relate strictly to competition policy.’
      • ‘The paper hints at the political considerations behind such statistical manipulation.’
      • ‘From a commercial point of view it is necessary to take into account two conflicting considerations.’
      • ‘The fact that secular considerations also favoured this course of action is, of course, beside the point.’
      • ‘Was the miners' apparent diffidence at the event motivated by political considerations?’
      • ‘Political and economic considerations have influenced these countries to form a regional cooperation.’
      • ‘Planning committees are required to decide planning matters in a judicial way rather than on political considerations.’
      • ‘Political and monetary considerations are stated to be the reason behind this.’
      factor, issue, point, concern, item, matter, element, detail, aspect, facet, feature, determinant
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    2. 1.2 Thoughtfulness and sensitivity toward others.
      ‘companies should show more consideration for their employees’
      • ‘Hopefully there would be some wonderful moments - instances of consideration and thoughtfulness and kindness.’
      • ‘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 management, in all its wisdom, has sold off the land for housing without any thought or consideration for the patients or staff.’
      • ‘Even smokers do not show any consideration towards others.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘His principles translate into an advocacy to live a gentle life, in a very efficient manner, with thought and consideration for all.’
      • ‘I mean, the Department has showed consideration and tolerance towards her for over 12 months.’
      • ‘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?’
      • ‘The menfolk of Shanghai are world-famous for their consideration towards their wives and their diligence in carrying out household chores.’
      • ‘I can only hope you showed a lot more sensitivity and consideration after that happened.’
      • ‘This requires sensitivity and consideration.’
      • ‘All I'm saying is that a bit of consideration towards others would be appreciated.’
      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’
    • ‘He doesn't actually say as much, but you suspect that in many cases, the payment is an incidental consideration.’
    • ‘When redeemed for goods or services these vouchers are consideration (payment).’
    • ‘In September last year, two funds owned by them bought a 26 per cent stake for a consideration of Rs 156 crore.’
    • ‘Would you be constrained by capital allocation considerations from buying another bank there to gain more scale?’
    • ‘The issuer obtains an agreed percentage of each amount paid under the card as a consideration for the service rendered to the dealer.’
    • ‘Additionally, some of these brokers may even levy a flat fee, as opposed to charging a percentage of the consideration.’
    • ‘In addition he repeated his arguments about the payment of the consideration.’
    • ‘Let us not turn a blind eye towards them, just because there are other compensating considerations.’
    • ‘The company said it planned to pay 80 per cent of the consideration by financing which it is currently arranging.’
    • ‘The company says the changes in the vesting of its options were due to tax considerations.’
    • ‘About 75 per cent of the consideration would be paid in stocks to the owners, said the Founder of the company.’
    • ‘In cases where the payment is additional consideration for the original supply, GST will apply using the normal rules.’
    • ‘Total consideration has dropped 25.7 per cent to HK $19.9 billion.’
    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.
      • ‘Please identify the consideration for the alleged agreement.’
      • ‘For instance, I was wondering whether you had Trevor's agreement to the offered consideration.’
      • ‘Your Honour, that would be a matter and it would have to be dependent on considerations relating to the contract as a whole.’
      • ‘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.’
  • 3archaic Importance; consequence.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘A man of great consideration may have fifty or sixty skulls suspended in his premises.’

Phrases

  • in consideration of

    • 1On account of; taking into account.

      ‘a nightlight burned in consideration of Ernie's phobia’
      in exchange for, in consideration of
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      1. 1.1In return for.
        ‘he paid them in consideration of their services’
        in exchange for, in consideration of
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  • take into consideration

    • Take into account.

      • ‘The plan was comprehensive in taking into consideration actions needed to prepare and respond to emergencies at each level.’
      • ‘Also, the plans took into consideration planning policy guidance from the Government, which sets down a maximum number of car parking spaces for developments.’
      • ‘These are all things to take into consideration when planning your next trip.’
      • ‘That's definitely something I took into consideration.’
      • ‘The show takes into consideration all these facts, as the exhibition would showcase the newest models of four and two-wheelers, auto accessories, paints, lubricants as well as the newest modes of financing vehicle purchases.’
      • ‘There are several short-term solutions as well as long-term solutions which the company is taking into consideration.’
      • ‘He never took into consideration that we had two small children that I was still constantly getting up to during the night… or that our two little spitfires had drained me of most of my energy during the day.’
      • ‘Costs must be balanced against other forms of transport by taking into consideration not just monetary values, but environmental responsibility.’
      • ‘This is certainly something to take into consideration, if you plan to wear both rings on the same hand.’
      • ‘This factor, it is said, is a matter we should take into consideration when considering the legislation.’
      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
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  • under consideration

    • Being thought about.

      ‘a bird under consideration for being listed as endangered’
      • ‘The skip under consideration is not the nimble, rope-dodging footstep favoured by schoolgirls and boxers.’
      • ‘A plan was also under consideration to give more concessions to the poor and other deserving students.’
      • ‘As I have already indicated to the member, it is one of the issues under consideration.’
      • ‘That matter is still under consideration by the Attorney General.’
      • ‘He would not make any further comment on the claims of the objectors while the case is still under consideration.’
      • ‘The location under consideration and the surrounding area are at the core of the old NDG village.’
      • ‘However, the main option under consideration was an increase of 45 per cent.’
      • ‘It may pass legislation which deals with some issues in the area under consideration, but leaves others to national law.’
      • ‘The demand for action against bogus language schools has been under consideration within the Home Office for a number of months.’
      • ‘That, in fact, is at the very heart of the issue that is under consideration.’
      in question, in dispute
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Origin

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

Pronunciation

consideration

/kənˌsidərˈāSH(ə)n//kənˌsɪdərˈeɪʃ(ə)n/