re·​con·​sid·​er ˌrē-kən-ˈsi-dər How to pronounce reconsider (audio)
reconsidered; reconsidering; reconsiders

transitive verb

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

intransitive verb

: to consider something again
reconsideration 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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Word History

First Known Use

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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“Reconsider.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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re·​con·​sid·​er ˌrē-kən-ˈsid-ər How to pronounce reconsider (audio)
: to consider again especially with the possibility of change or reversal
reconsideration noun

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