Creative verbation

As fiction writers, we eavesdrop. How can you write dialogue if you don’t listen to the voices around you?

Sometimes the thought is there, but the word isn’t quite right. I heard a fellow traveler once say to her husband in a tone of desperation, “I came all this way with you and you don’t considerate me.” “Considerate” is an adjective. She was using it as a verb. To this day, we use the made-up verb “to considerate” to mean “to take my needs and desires into consideration.”