- Noun. The thought process of considering, of taking everything into account.
- Noun. Something considered as a reason or ground for a (possible) decision.
- Noun. The tendency to consider others.
- Noun. A payment or other recompense for something done.
- Noun. (context, legal) A matter of inducement for something promised; something valuable given as recompense for a promise, which causes the promise to become binding as a contract.