reconsider

[ 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.

Nearby words

  1. reconnect,
  2. reconnoiter,
  3. reconnoitre,
  4. reconquer,
  5. reconquest,
  6. reconsideration,
  7. reconsignment,
  8. reconstitute,
  9. reconstituted,
  10. reconstruct

Origin of reconsider

First recorded in 1565–75; re- + consider

Related formsre·con·sid·er·a·tion, nounun·re·con·sid·ered, adjective

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reconsider

/ (ˌriːkənˈsɪdə) /

verb

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 Formsreconsideration, noun

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