- 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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Examples from the Web for reconsideration
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All of the apparatuses of centralization need to be subject to reconsideration.5 Ways to Fix Book Publishing
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A whole lifetime of research and reading and reconsideration is packed into this one moderately sized volume.David's Book Club: Fateful Lightning
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No designer, however, is as adept at forcing a reconsideration of femininity as Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons.Paris Fashion Week: Redefining Femininity at Comme des Garçons and Rick Owens
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What if he were to say that on reconsideration he felt unwilling to retire?Sir Brook Fossbrooke, Volume II.
Charles James Lever
Thus it was not owing to any retraction of his gift, or reconsideration of it, that he demurred.Michael
E. F. Benson
Of the result of this reconsideration, there is no conclusive testimony.The Life of George Washington, Vol. 5 (of 5)
He moved a reconsideration of the vote by which the bill had passed.The Gilded Age, Complete
Mark Twain and Charles Dudley Warner
Of the result of this reconsideration there is no conclusive testimony.Washington and the American Republic, Vol. 3.
Benson J. Lossing
- 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
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Word Origin and History for reconsideration
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