reconsider

  • 1reconsider — 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 …

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  • 2Reconsider — 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

  • 3reconsider — 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

  • 4reconsider — [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

  • 5reconsider — 1570s, from RE (Cf. re ) back, again + CONSIDER (Cf. consider). Related: Reconsidered; reconsidering …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6reconsider — [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… …

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  • 7reconsider — ► VERB ▪ consider again. DERIVATIVES reconsideration noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8Reconsider — 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… …

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  • 9reconsider — [[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

  • 10reconsider — 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

  • 11reconsider — 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

  • 12reconsider — re|con|sid|er [ˌri:kənˈsıdə US ər] v [I and T] to think again about something in order to decide if you should change your opinion or do something different ▪ He should reconsider his decision to resign. ▪ We want you to come. Please reconsider.… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13reconsider — /rikənˈsɪdə / (say reekuhn siduh) verb (t) 1. to consider again. 2. to consider again with a view to a change of decision or action: to reconsider a refusal. –verb (i) 3. to reconsider a matter. –reconsideration /ˌrikənsɪdəˈreɪʃən/ (say… …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 14reconsider — verb a) To consider a matter thought already to have been decided. Is there any way I can get you to reconsider selling your car? b) In parliamentary procedure, a motion to bring back for further debate and a revote a motion that has already been …

    Wiktionary

  • 15reconsider — verb Reconsider is used with these nouns as the object: ↑decision, ↑idea, ↑view …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 16reconsider — verb (I, T) to think again about something you have decided, with the possibility that you might change your mind: I have received your letter of resignation but I want you to reconsider your decision. reconsideration noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17reconsider — verb the plaintiff has asked an appeals court to reconsider its decision to order a new trial Syn: rethink, review, revise, reexamine, reevaluate, reassess, reappraise; change, alter, modify; have second thoughts, change one s mind …

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  • 18reconsider — re•con•sid•er [[t]ˌri kənˈsɪd ər[/t]] v. t. 1) to consider again, esp. with a view to a change of decision: to reconsider a refusal[/ex] 2) to consider something again • Etymology: 1565–75 re con•sid er•a′tion, n …

    From formal English to slang

  • 19reconsider — 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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  • 20reconsider — Synonyms and related words: amend, correct, draw off, go back over, have second thoughts, re examine, reappraise, rebehold, recheck, reevaluate, reexamine, reinquire, rethink, retrace, revaluate, review, revise, sleep on, think better of, think… …

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