List of 426 Sets of Synonyms - How they Differ - Total of 2307 Words - 82

SYNONYMS: consider, deem, regard, account, reckon.
These verbs refer to holding opinions or views that are based on evaluation.

Consider suggests objective reflection and reasoning: She is considered an intelligent woman. He considers success of little importance.
Deem is more subjective through its emphasis on judgment as distinguished from contemplation: The faculty deems the essay to be by far the best one submitted.
Regard often implies a personal attitude: I regard your apology as the end of the matter.
Account and reckon in this sense are rather literary in flavor and imply calculated judgment: I account no man to be a philosopher who attempts to do more. I reckon you as an admirer.

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