I am trying to find a German expression for to consider st/sb as st/sb, e.g., as in:
I consider him as my best friend.
I’ve looked up some English–German dictionaries for the expression in German, but the results that I’ve found were not satisfying. For example, in Collinsdictionary.com, I found as a translation jdn/etw für etw halten and as an example for it:
Ich habe das Bild für ein Original gehalten.
However, this rather means I thought than I consider or I regard, i.e.:
I thought the picture was an original.
So I want to ask here that what is the German equivalent of the English expression to consider something/someone as something/someone?