- to consider again, especially with a view to change of decision or action: to reconsider a refusal.
- Parliamentary Procedure. to take up for consideration a second time, as a motion or a vote, as with the view of reversing or modifying action taken.
- to reconsider a matter.
Origin of reconsider
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1. rethink, review, reexamine, reevaluate.
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E. Phillips (Edward Phillips) Oppenheim
- to consider (something) again, with a view to changing one's policy or course of action
- (in a legislative assembly or similar body) to consider again (a bill or other matter) that has already been voted upon
Word Origin and History for reconsider
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