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 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.
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Recent Examples on the Web Mookerjee hopes the research will help retailers reconsider their marketing and help reduce food waste. Megan Cerullo, CBS News, "Why "ugly" label helps sell misshapen fruit and veggies," 25 Feb. 2021 Civilian leadership needs to say no and reconsider its approach to deterring Iran, which is putting pressure on military readiness. Kathryn Wheelbarger And Dustin Walker, WSJ, "Iran Isn’t Afraid of B-52s and Aircraft Carriers," 21 Dec. 2020 Major fire service organizations are now publically calling on the CDC to reconsider its guidelines and put firefighters in the highest priority tier. Fox 35 News Staff, FOX 35 Orlando, "Florida firefighters push CDC to include them in 1st round of COVID-19 vaccines," 8 Dec. 2020 Meanwhile, the board is expected to meet Monday night to reconsider the severance package for Superintendent Elijah Granger and vote on hiring a forensic auditor. Emily Donaldson, Dallas News, "TEA opens investigation into Lancaster ISD superintendent buyout," 23 Nov. 2020 In telling her family’s own struggle with covid-19, Maddow pleaded with viewers to stay home for Thanksgiving and reconsider any activities that might put them at risk of catching the coronavirus or spreading it to others. Katie Shepherd, Washington Post, "As her partner battles covid-19, a quarantined Rachel Maddow pleads: ‘Don’t get this thing’," 19 Nov. 2020 The Biden administration is expected to reconsider the matter. Abby Smith, Washington Examiner, "Daily on Energy, Presented by AHRI: Biden innovation push could appeal to Republicans," 12 Feb. 2021 But the Chiefs did not even take the important interim step of banning the offensive chop, or reconsider the team's name. Star Tribune, "The Kansas City Chiefs should lose their offensive imagery," 6 Feb. 2021 Eight days later, the justices granted an appeal from the California churches and told federal judges to reconsider their decisions that had upheld Newsom’s ban on indoor church services in all of the state’s heavily populated counties. David G. Savage, Los Angeles Times, "Some California churches will reopen Sunday after Supreme Court lifts ban on indoor services," 6 Feb. 2021

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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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7 Mar 2021

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“Reconsider.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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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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