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Consider, 1) to view attentively, to observe, to examine: “I have --ed so much, and with some care; so far that I have eyes under my service which look upon his removedness,” Wint. IV, 2, 39. “is man no more than this? c. him well,” Lr. III, 4, 107.
2) to take into consideration, to think on, to ponder; a) trans.: Tp. III, 2, 106. Gentl. I, 3, 19. V, 2, 25. Wiv. III, 5, 51. Merch. IV, 1, 198. H4A I, 3, 70. H4B I, 2, 196. H6A V, 1, 35. R3 III, 7, 176. IV, 2, 87. H8 V, 1, 100. Cor. III, 1, 320. III, 3, 49. Caes. I, 2, 168. I, 3, 62. Mcb. II, 2, 30 “(c. it not so deeply).” Hml. III, 2, 48. Oth. I, 3, 19. Per. V, 1, 136. Followed by a clause: “when I c. every thing that grows holds in perfection but a little moment,” Sonn. 15, 1. Err. IV, 1, 68. LLL II, 2. IV, 3, 291. Mids. V, 112. As III, 4, 3. All's II, 3, 175. Tw. III, 4, 108. Wint. I, 2, 374. V, 1, 26. H4A V, 2, 77. H5 II, 2, 41. H6B I, 1, 151. R3 I, 4, 261. H8 I, 1, 106. III, 1, 159. Cor. I, 1, 30. Tim. III, 4, 12. Lr. III, 7, 30. Oth. III, 3, 216. Ant. III, 13, 54. Cymb. III, 3, 11.
b) intr.: “'twere to c. too curiously, to c. so,” Hml. V, 1, 227. “let her c.” Cymb. II, 3, 20. “you're best c.” III, 2, 79. Followed by of: “bid them o'erread these letters, and well c. of them,” H4B III, 1, 3. H5 II, 4, 113. III, 6, 133. H6C III, 2, 16. Cor. I, 2, 17. Caes. III, 2, 114. Mcb. III, 1, 75. Cymb. III, 4, 114.
To c. with one's self, trans. and intr.: “I have --ed with myself the title . . .,” H6B V, 1, 175. “you ought to c. with yourselves,” Mids. III, 1, 30.
Considering == taking into account: Shr. IV, 1, 10. Rom. II, 2, 64.
3) to have regard to: “you that have worn your eyes almost out in the service, you will be --ed,” Meas. I, 2, 114.
4) to requite, to pay: which (services) “if I have not enough --ed,” Wint. IV, 2, 19. “being something gently --ed, I'll bring you where he is,” IV, 4, 825. “if this penetrate, I will c. your music the better,” Cymb. II, 3, 32.
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