Date: 1571 transitive verb to consider again especially with a view to changing or reversing intransitive verb to consider something again • reconsideration noun

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  • 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 …   Financial and business terms

  • 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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