[ ree-kuhn-sid-er ]
/ ˌri kənˈsɪd ər /

verb (used with object)

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.

verb (used without object)

to reconsider a matter.


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Origin of reconsider

First recorded in 1565–75; re- + consider


re·con·sid·er·a·tion, nounun·re·con·sid·ered, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for reconsider

/ (ˌriːkənˈsɪdə) /


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

Derived forms of reconsider

reconsideration, noun
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