“Consider” vs. “Think About”: What’s the Difference?

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The difference between “consider” and “think about”

  • "Consider" implies a more thorough and serious thought process than "think about."
  • "Consider" usually leads to a decision or conclusion, while "think about" does not necessarily require one.
  • "Consider" typically involves weighing multiple factors or options, while "think about" is more focused on one specific idea or concept.
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What is the definition of “consider” and “think about”?

  • To carefully think about something in order to make a decision or form an opinion.
  • To take into account all relevant information or factors before reaching a conclusion.
  • To give serious attention or importance to something.
Think about
  • To ponder or reflect on something.
  • To contemplate something without necessarily making a decision or forming an opinion.
  • To simply give thought or consideration to something.

Which is the more popular variant on the Internet?

“Consider” is the more popular variant on the web.
More popular
2,600,000,000 results on the web
  1. Before making a major decision, it's important to consider all the pros and cons.
  2. We should consider the impact on the environment before building a new factory.
  3. I will consider your proposal and let you know my decision by next week.
Think about
648,000,000 results on the web
  1. Please think about what you want to say before you speak.
  2. Let's think about what we can do to solve this problem.
  3. I have been thinking about taking a trip to Europe next summer.
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