re·​con·​sid·​er | \ ˌrē-kən-ˈsi-dər How to pronounce reconsider (audio) \
reconsidered; reconsidering; reconsiders

Definition of reconsider

transitive verb

: to consider again especially with a view to changing or reversing

intransitive verb

: to consider something again

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Other Words from reconsider

reconsideration \ ˌrē-​kən-​ˌsi-​də-​ˈrā-​shən How to pronounce reconsideration (audio) \ noun

Examples of reconsider in a Sentence

She refused to reconsider her decision not to loan us the money. Local opposition has forced the company to reconsider building a new warehouse here. We hope you will reconsider.
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Recent Examples on the Web Clients who wouldn't have considered buying lidar at Velodyne prices reconsidered once Ouster introduced a 64-laser unit for $12,000. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "How lidar makers are coping with slow progress of self-driving tech," 11 Feb. 2020 Season debut?: Calipari is reconsidering playing Kentucky freshman Dontaie Allen Jon Hale:; Twitter: @JonHale_CJ. Jon Hale, The Courier-Journal, "Why Nate Sestina remains crucial to Kentucky basketball reaching its potential," 7 Feb. 2020 So next time your CEO heads for the door, reconsider doing the same. Jennifer Zwilling, Quartz at Work, "Four things leadership teams should do when the CEO leaves," 29 Jan. 2020 But the issue has proven more complex in Utah after the leader of the bill, State Rep. Brad Daw’s (R) sister, Christy Florence, begged her brother to reconsider his stance in an opinion piece published in the Salt Lake Tribune. Samantha Schmidt, Washington Post, "South Dakota House passes bill restricting medical treatments for transgender youth," 29 Jan. 2020 But the steady creep of Chronic Wasting Disease has forced the refuge managers to reconsider this tradition. Ben Long, Outdoor Life, "Can the National Elk Refuge Survive CWD?," 29 Jan. 2020 Meanwhile, the State Department recently updated a travel advisory to include all of China, elevating the warning to a level 3 out of 4, urging travelers to reconsider travel to the country. cleveland, "Spreading coronavirus forces cancellations, travel warnings," 29 Jan. 2020 Weddleton drafted an ordinance that would allow voters to reconsider the 60% threshold. Aubrey Wieber, Anchorage Daily News, "How much voter approval is required to pass an Anchorage sales tax? It depends.," 28 Jan. 2020 Gun rights advocates then lobbied the Cow Palace board to reconsider its decision to end gun shows, which the directors did at their November meeting. Alexei Koseff,, "Cow Palace gun show ban passes California Senate," 27 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of reconsider

1571, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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The first known use of reconsider was in 1571

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15 Feb 2020

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“Reconsider.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of reconsider

: to think carefully about (someone or something) again especially in order to change a choice or decision you have already made


re·​con·​sid·​er | \ ˌrē-kən-ˈsi-dər How to pronounce reconsider (audio) \
reconsidered; reconsidering

Kids Definition of reconsider

: to think carefully about again especially with the possibility of change or reversal

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