When someone says "Consider doing something", which is implied, suggestion or suppression?
For example, "Consider eating more vegetables" sounds like a suggestion for me.
But how about "Consider eating chocolates at 3am every night"? Can this be a gentle suppression, meaning "I'm afraid I think you should think twice before eating chocolates at 3am every night; I do not recommend it"?
If the word "consider" could be either of a suggestion or a suppression, how to differentiate them?