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con-sīdĕro , āvi, ātum, 1, v. a. acc. to Corss. Nachtr. p. 43, from sidus, prop. to observe the stars; and so Paul. ex Fest. p. 42, 4, and 75, 8 Müll.; cf. desidero, look at closely, attentively, carefully, to inspect, examine (class. in prose and poetry, esp. in the trop. signif.).
(β). With acc. and inf. as object, to observe, perceive (very rare): “cum folia decidere considerassent (corresp. with videre and animadvertere),Col. 11, 2, 67.—
(γ). With a rel.-clause: “num tamen exciderit ferrum considerat, hastae,Ov. M. 12, 105.—
II. Trop., to consider maturely, to reflect, contemplate, meditate; constr. with the acc., with de, a rel.-clause, ut, or absol.
(δ). With ut or ne, to take care, to be considerate (rare): “considerandum erit, ut solum pingue sit,Col. 2, 2, 17; so, “ut lunā crescente id fiat,id. 8, 5, 9.—Impers.: “considerandum est, ne aut temere desperet, etc.,Cic. Off. 1, 21, 73.—(ε) Absol.: “ille se considerare velle (ait),Cic. Fam. 10, 16, 1.—Hence,
A. con-sīdĕranter , adv. (of the P. a. considerans. which is not used), = considerate, in a deliberate, considerate manner (post-Aug. and rare): “agere,Val. Max. 8, 1, Ambust. 2: “cuneum deponere,Pall. Febr. 17, 2.—Comp. considerantius, acc. to Fronto, p. 2194 P., but without voucher.—Sup. not in use.—
B. consīdĕrātus , a, um, P. a., in acc. with 11., maturely reflected upon, considerate, circumspect, cautious, etc. (in good prose; most freq. in Cic.; not in Quint.).
1. Of things: “verbum consideratissimum, arbitror,Cic. Font. 9, 19 (v. arbitror, II.): “considerata atque provisa via vivendi,id. Par. 5, 1, 34; cf.: “considerata (et diligens) excogitatio faciendi aliquid aut non faciendi,id. Inv. 2, 5, 18: “nihil,id. Har. Resp. 2, 3: “factum,id. Sull. 26, 72: “ratio,id. Inv. 2, 54, 164: “tarditas,id. Brut. 42, 154: facilitas parum considerata, Cod. Th. 8, 5, 19.— Comp.: “consilium,Cic. Att. 9, 2, a, 2.—
2. Transf., as in Engl., to the person: “homo,Cic. Caecin. 1, 1; id. Quint. 3, 11: “consideratus ac sapiens,Plin. Pan. 44, 5: “tardum pro considerato vocent,Liv. 22, 39, 20.— Comp.: consideratior factus Caesar (with tardior), Auct. B. Afr. 73; cf.: “unā in re paulo minus consideratus,Cic. Quint. 3, 11.—Adv.: consīdĕrātē , considerately: “fieri,Cic. Quint. 16, 51; id. Off. 1, 38, 136: “agere,id. ib. 1, 27, 94 al.—Comp., Att. ap. Cic. Att. 9, 10, 9; Liv. 4, 45, 8; Suet. Caes. 77.—Sup., Cic. Att. 9, 10, 2.
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