reconsider UK US /ˌriːkənˈsɪdər/ verb [I or T]
to think about changing a decision or a plan: »

I would urge them to reconsider the decision.


He has rejected our proposals, but we are asking him to reconsider.


The organization will reconsider its position in the light of new developments.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • Reconsider — Re con*sid er (r? k?n*s?d ?r), v. t. 1. To consider again; as, to reconsider a subject. [1913 Webster] 2. (Parliamentary Practice) To take up for renewed consideration, as a motion or a vote which has been previously acted upon. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • reconsider — I verb amend, consider again, consult again, denuo, go over, have second thoughts, redeliberate, reevaluate, reexamine, reflect again, rehear, rejudge, reponder, reputare, rethink, retry, review, revise one s thoughts, reweigh, rework, think… …   Law dictionary

  • reconsider — [rē΄kən sid′ər] vt. 1. to consider again; think or argue over again, esp. with a view to changing a decision 2. to take up again in a meeting (a matter discussed and voted on before) vi. to reconsider a matter reconsideration n …   English World dictionary

  • reconsider — 1570s, from RE (Cf. re ) back, again + CONSIDER (Cf. consider). Related: Reconsidered; reconsidering …   Etymology dictionary

  • reconsider — [v] think about again amend, change one’s mind, consider again, correct, emend, go over, have second thoughts*, polish, rearrange, reassess, recheck, reevaluate, reexamine, rehash, replan, rethink, retrace, review, revise, reweigh, rework, run… …   New thesaurus

  • reconsider — ► VERB ▪ consider again. DERIVATIVES reconsideration noun …   English terms dictionary

  • Reconsider — NOTOC Reconsider, in parliamentary law, is a motion to bring back for further consideration a motion that has already been voted on. The motion originated in the United States. [cite parl|title=RONR|edition=10th|pages=304] Explanation and… …   Wikipedia

  • reconsider — [[t]ri͟ːkənsɪ̱də(r)[/t]] reconsiders, reconsidering, reconsidered VERB If you reconsider a decision or opinion, you think about it and try to decide whether it should be changed. [V n] We want you to reconsider your decision to resign from the… …   English dictionary

  • reconsider — UK [ˌriːkənˈsɪdə(r)] / US [ˌrɪkənˈsɪdər] verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms reconsider : present tense I/you/we/they reconsider he/she/it reconsiders present participle reconsidering past tense reconsidered past participle reconsidered to… …   English dictionary

  • reconsider — reconsideration, n. /ree keuhn sid euhr/, v.t. 1. to consider again, esp. with a view to change of decision or action: to reconsider a refusal. 2. Parl. Proc. to take up for consideration a second time, as a motion or a vote, as with the view of… …   Universalium

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