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

Other Words from reconsider

reconsideration \ ˌrē-​kən-​ˌsi-​də-​ˈrā-​shən How to pronounce reconsider (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.
Recent Examples on the Web After police murdered Floyd two years ago, calls grew louder for the U.S. military to reconsider the names of Army bases that celebrated Confederate leaders who fought to perpetuate slavery. Sarah Kuta, Smithsonian Magazine, 26 May 2022 Since the outbreak of Omicron in Shanghai and other parts of China this year, China’s economy has slowed dramatically, causing widespread public frustration and prompting some foreign companies to reconsider their investments in China. Brian Spegele, WSJ, 25 May 2022 Since Russia invaded Ukraine and the US announced sanctions on Russian oil, US gas prices have risen to more than $4 per gallon, prompting people to reconsider every trip out of the house, including to the office. Lila Maclellan, Quartz, 15 Mar. 2022 This means industries, businesses, governments, and others will need to reconsider energy production resilience in their strategic plans, budgets, risk management strategies, facilities, emergency response plans, and operational protocols. Louis Gritzo, Forbes, 19 Jan. 2022 Even a minor robbery can lead to a significant portion of their inventory being stolen, prompting some owners to reconsider whether to even reopen. NBC News, 29 Nov. 2021 That's because child care needs, health concerns, shifting career interests, and changing life priorities are prompting many Hoosiers to reconsider going back to their pre-pandemic jobs, especially if those jobs were low-paid and demanding. Binghui Huang, The Indianapolis Star, 27 Sep. 2021 As millions of professionals and teams around the world continued to work through lockdowns and stay-at-home orders, employees were forced to reconsider their relationships not just with their line of work but with their employers and co-workers. James Micklethwait, Forbes, 8 June 2022 Still, portable water filters weren’t widely used until the 1970s, when outbreaks of giardia forced recreationalists to reconsider the safety of untreated water. Dan Hu, Outside Online, 17 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of reconsider

1571, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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“Reconsider.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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More Definitions for reconsider


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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