reconsider

verb re·con·sid·er \ ˌrē-kən-ˈsi-dər \
Updated on: 13 Apr 2018

Definition of reconsider

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

reconsideration

play \ˌrē-kən-ˌsi-də-ˈrā-shən\ noun

Examples of reconsider in a Sentence

  1. She refused to reconsider her decision not to loan us the money.

  2. Local opposition has forced the company to reconsider building a new warehouse here.

  3. We hope you will reconsider.

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First Known Use of reconsider

1571

in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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reconsider Synonyms

Near Antonyms

assert, defend, maintain, uphold;

Phrases

change one's mind (about), go over, think better of;


RECONSIDER Defined for English Language Learners

reconsider

Definition of reconsider for English Language Learners

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


RECONSIDER Defined for Kids

reconsider

verb re·con·sid·er \ ˌrē-kən-ˈsi-dər \

Definition of reconsider for Students

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


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