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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Luebbers then stopped the sentencing, and according to Walsh's attorney, Stew Mathews, asked prosecutors to reconsider their case. Kevin Grasha,, "Ex-Sycamore teacher, once charged with sex crime, sentenced to probation," 12 July 2019 As Morris continues to reconsider his commitment to San Antonio with eyes on New York, the Spurs for the second summer in a row find themselves in an uncomfortable state of limbo. Jeff Mcdonald,, "With Morris still in limbo, Gay and Carroll glad to ink Spurs deals," 11 July 2019 On June 28, the mayor of Kyoto even wrote a letter to her politely asking her to reconsider using the name Kimono. Marc Bain, Quartzy, "After international backlash, Kim Kardashian West will rename her shapewear brand," 1 July 2019 Friday's call for the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals to reconsider the case doesn't necessarily mean that court will reverse its earlier ruling., "Pensacola Cross: Supreme Court calls for another look," 28 June 2019 In April 2019, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals did refuse to reconsider the Boise ruling. Gale Holland,, "He fought for same-sex marriage. Now he wants to restore the right to clear homeless camps," 2 July 2019 On Monday, as activists armed with metal bars and makeshift battering rams were on the cusp of breaking down the doors of the Legislative Council, a group of veteran politicians sympathetic to their cause pleaded with them to reconsider. Javier C. Hernández, New York Times, "Hong Kong Protesters Storm Legislature, Dividing the Movement," 1 July 2019 On Monday Bell joined a rally that at points swelled to more than 75 people to call upon Gov. Eric Holcomb to reconsider the Medicaid work requirements. Shari Rudavsky, Indianapolis Star, "State calls new rules 'Gateway to Work.' Activists call them a 'poverty trap.'," 1 July 2019 Later Sunday, with Boquist was absent from the chamber, as Burdick called for the Senate to reconsider., "Oregon lawmakers wrap up buzzer-beating 2019 session," 30 June 2019

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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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