View synonyms for reconsider


[ ree-kuhn-sid-er ]

verb (used with object)

  1. to consider again, especially with a view to change of decision or action:

    to reconsider a refusal.

    Synonyms: reevaluate, reexamine, review, rethink

  2. 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)

  1. to reconsider a matter.


/ ˌriːkənˈsɪdə /


  1. to consider (something) again, with a view to changing one's policy or course of action
  2. (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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Derived Forms

  • ˌreconˌsiderˈation, noun

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Other Words From

  • recon·sider·ation noun
  • unre·con·sidered adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of reconsider1

First recorded in 1565–75; re- + consider

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Example Sentences

Over the past year, Metropolitan Transit System leaders have committed to reforming the agency’s aggressive enforcement approach and reconsidering the structure of the agency’s security force.

He also reconsidered the protection of a single mask after seeing his breath while waiting outside for a coronavirus test, although experts say that is not a sign of a malfunctioning mask.

Companies are also reconsidering their political relationships in the wake of last week’s violence.

If regularly auditing your ad placements is too resource intensive, it might be better to reconsider your advertising strategy and instead create inclusion lists for trusted sites, she recommended.

In case you get more negative answers and zero clicks, there is a need to reconsider the types of content you offer.

But if he heard this combination of Greek and Cuban music, he would be forced to reconsider.

“The West will have to reconsider its approach towards the PKK,” he said.

Once upon a time in America, bold social movements pressed us all to reconsider our answer.

Barbour also said that he thought the campaign would reconsider how it would hold future conference calls.

Leno immediately sought to have the Senate reconsider the measure, and it could come to a revote this week.

If you are of a different opinion, Mrs. Dodd, I will reconsider the matter; of course it would be most appropriate.

I particularly request that you may reconsider your proposal not to order more Japanese bombs.

"Tell me again the thing that you need doing and the manner of it," said he, as one who was moved to reconsider.

Jim took a few pulls at the strong, black tobacco, and began to reconsider his notion about smashing up the service.

A motion was made by one of the Court party that this Committee should be instructed to reconsider the number of men.


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