Careful thought; deliberation: We will give your proposal consideration. A result of considering; an opinion or a judgment: Is it your consideration that I should apply? A factor to be considered in forming a judgment or decision: Safety is the most important consideration in choosing a car. A treatment or account: The essay begins with a brief consideration of the history of the problem. Thoughtful concern for others; solicitude. High regard; esteem. Payment given in exchange for a service rendered; recompense: agreed to do it for a small consideration. Law Something promised, given, or done that has the effect of making an agreement a legally enforceable contract. in consideration of In view of; on account of: turned back in consideration of the worsening weather. in consideration of In return for: an honorarium given in consideration of her contributions to the project.