To consider is to fix the thought upon something and give it close attention before making a decision concerning it, or beginning an action connected with it: to consider ways and means.To observe attentively; scrutinize: to study a person's face.

A written account of such research, examination, or analysis: He published a study of Milton's poetry.To research, examine, or analyze something.

To think out, as the result of careful consideration or devising.Zealous endeavor or assiduous effort.Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.