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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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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Will players and staff reconsider their commitment, now that their roles could be dramatically altered? Chris Ballard,, "A New Beginning: The Warriors Face an Uncertain Future," 15 June 2019 Some suppliers are reconsidering decisions to keep making parts for the plane at full steam, the WSJ’s Robert Wall and Andrew Tangel write, as inventories swell and a timeline for recertifying the plane remains hazy. Paul Page, WSJ, "Today’s Logistics Report: Tensions Over Tankers; Slowing Jet Supply Chains; Hardly Delivering Profits," 14 June 2019 The federal court dismissed the case in February, prompting Blue to file a similar lawsuit in Superior Court in Hartford in May. However, the federal court has since reconsidered the lawsuit, leaving Blue to fight the city on two tracks. Rebecca Lurye,, "Former Hartford council aide’s sexual harassment lawsuit against city allowed to continue," 13 June 2019 If your schedule conflicts with these dates please reconsider applying for a position. National Geographic, "Trip Leader Opportunities," 12 June 2019 Given the backlash on social media, maybe Idol will reconsider the finale lineup next year and, per Maddie's advice, give Laine a shot at performing a song. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "Former 'American Idol' Winner Maddie Poppe Fuels Finale Drama With Laine Hardy Tweet," 21 May 2019 Renters should reconsider home ownership for this reason. Fox News, "FOX NEWS FIRST: Trump's lawyers vow not to let him fall for 'perjury trap'; Tight Ohio race heading for recount?," 9 Aug. 2018 The new moon in Gemini on Monday, June 3, gives you the fresh perspective to reconsider your hottest takes. Randon Rosenbohm, Allure, "What June's Libra Horoscope Predictions Mean for You," 29 May 2019 The commission approved the projects in 2017, but Hughes told state lawmakers this year that the commission could reconsider one or both projects if plans for the number or size of turbines changes significantly. Scott Dance,, "Gov. Larry Hogan names longtime federal civil servant to lead Public Service Commission," 21 June 2018

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First Known Use of reconsider

1571, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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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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