reconsider

verb
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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Hopefully by eradicating the swimsuit round, people who saw that part of the competition as a challenge or an impediment can now take a second look and reconsider their position. Kira Kazantsev, Time, "'After #MeToo, Miss America Had to Change': A Former Winner on Saying Goodbye to the Swimsuit Competition," 6 June 2018 But conservatives are starting to reconsider their positions. Jane Coaston, Vox, "Fox News tried to run with Trump’s lies about the Eagles. It ended up insulting Christians.," 5 June 2018 An appeal to one of the airlines’ customer-service executives might have persuaded British Airways to reconsider this position. Christopher Elliott, BostonGlobe.com, "British Airways told passenger to call the police instead of filing a lost baggage claim," 20 Mar. 2018 An appeal to one of the airlines' customer-service executives might have persuaded British Airways to reconsider this position. Christopher Elliott, chicagotribune.com, "British Airways told me to call the police instead of filing a lost baggage claim," 20 Mar. 2018 Louis Woo, special assistant to Gou, tells Reuters in an interview that the company's entire Wisconsin project is being reconsidered. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Wisconsin Foxconn Manufacturing Plant May Not Happen After All," 30 Jan. 2019 The bill now must be reconsidered by the House and then ultimately signed by President Trump. Dani Deahl, The Verge, "Senate passes Music Modernization Act," 18 Sep. 2018 Since then, ATMs have required banks to reconsider other aspects of the building that house them. Carolina A. Miranda, The Atlantic, "The Unbearable Awkwardness of Automation," 13 June 2018 His decision in 2014 to refuse to prosecute low-level marijuana offenses forced the NYPD to reconsider its drug arrest policies and stands as an example of how the influence of a prosecutor, used appropriately, can extend beyond the courtroom. Maya Wiley, The New Republic, "Power of the Prosecutor," 24 May 2018

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First Known Use of reconsider

1571, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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reconsider

verb

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

reconsider

verb
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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