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in consideration of (something)

Taking something into consideration; due to or on account of something. He has undoubtedly committed a transgression, but in consideration of his many unblemished years of service to the force, we are recommending unpaid suspension rather than removal. In consideration of your tireless humanitarian efforts, I am honored to present you with this award.
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on mature consideration

After having given something careful consideration over an appropriately long period of time. On mature consideration, I realize now that my comments during the debate may have been hurtful to some citizens, and for that I apologize unreservedly. Many new homeowners are now, on mature consideration, beginning to wonder whether they made a worthwhile investment.
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on mature reflection

After having given something careful consideration over an appropriately long period of time. On mature reflection, I realize now that my comments during the debate may have been hurtful to some citizens, and for that I apologize unreservedly. Many new homeowners are now, on mature reflection, beginning to wonder whether they made a worthwhile investment.
See also: mature, on, reflection

take (something) into consideration

To pay attention to, think about, or focus on a particular detail when making a decision about something. Thank you for coming forward, we'll take your testimony into consideration before we make our final judgment on the matter. All of these factors will be taken into consideration when reviewing your application, so please provide as much information as possible.
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under consideration

Being discussed, thought about, or taken into account. We'll take your recommendations under consideration. We still have a number of applicants under consideration, so we will let you know our final decision as soon as possible.
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out of consideration for (someone or something)

On account of a kindly regard or consideration for someone or something else. I'm willing to overlook the incident this once out of consideration for your father, but I won't hesitate to put you in prison if it ever happens again. Out of consideration for your tireless humanitarian efforts, I am honored to present you with the Congressional Medal of Honor.
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out of consideration of (something)

Taking something into consideration; due to something; on account of something. They're going to act out of consideration of their obligation to shareholders, so don't expect any philanthropy from them. Out of consideration of your health, I suggest you quit drinking as soon as possible.
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take (something) under consideration

To deliberate upon some advice, request, idea, warning, etc., very carefully. Sometimes used sarcastically or ironically to imply the opposite. Thank you for your suggestion. The head office would like to take it under consideration for now. We will be taking all these formal complaints under consideration. Wow, thanks for the amazing advice, Dad. I'll be sure to take it under consideration.
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in consideration of something

in return for something; as a result of something. In consideration of your many years of service, we are pleased to present you with this gold watch. In consideration of your efforts, here is a check for $3,000.
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out of consideration (for someone or something)

with consideration for someone or something; with kind regard for someone or something. Out of consideration for your past efforts, I will do what you ask. They let me do it out of consideration. It was very thoughtful of them.
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take someone or something into account

 and take into account someone or something
to remember to consider someone or something. I hope you'll take Bill and Bob into account when you plan the party. I'll try to take into account all the things that are important in a situation like this.
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take something into account

 and take something into consideration
to consider something to be an important factor in some decision. We will take your long years of service into account when we make our final decision. You can be certain that we will take it into consideration.
See also: account, take

in consideration of

1. In view of, on account of, as in We turned back in consideration of the worsening weather. [First half of 1500s]
2. In return for, as in She received an honorarium in consideration of her key contributions. [c. 1600]
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take into account

Also, take account of; take into consideration. Bear in mind, consider, allow for, as in We have to take into account that ten of the musicians were absent, or It's important to take account of where the audience is coming from, or When you take into consideration the fact that they were founded only a year ago, they've done very well. Take into consideration is the oldest of these expressions, dating from the mid-1500s. Take into account and take account of date from the late 1600s. The antonyms, leave out of account or take no account of, mean "ignore, pay no attention to," as in They've left the most important item out of account. [Second half of 1800s] All of these idioms use account in the sense of "reckoning" or "calculation," and consideration in the sense of "regard for the circumstances."
See also: account, take

under consideration

Being thought about or discussed, as in Your application is under consideration; we'll let you know next week. This idiom was first recorded in 1665.
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in consideˈration of something

(formal) as payment for something: a small sum in consideration of your services

take something into consideˈration

think about and include a particular thing or fact when you are forming an opinion or making a decision: The candidates’ experience and qualifications will be taken into consideration when the decision is made.Taking everything into consideration, the event was a great success.

on mature reˈflection/consideˈration

(formal) after thinking about something carefully and for a long time: He wanted to ban his staff from using the Internet at work, but on mature reflection he decided that this would not be good for morale.

take into account

To take into consideration; allow for.
See also: account, take

in consideration of

1. In view of; on account of: turned back in consideration of the worsening weather.
2. In return for: a gift given in consideration of her hard work
See also: consideration, of
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