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reconsider Syllabification: re·con·sid·er
Pronunciation: /ˌrēkənˈsidər/

Definition of reconsider in English:


[with object]
Consider (something) again, especially for a possible change of decision regarding it: they called on the government to reconsider its policy [no object]: I beg you to reconsider
More example sentences
  • Now the council must reconsider its planning decision in the light of the judge's ruling.
  • The process does not involve changing a decision or reconsidering it or anything of that kind.
  • The outcome was that the director, who had said there was ‘no possibility of his reconsidering his position’ agreed to be reinstated.
change, alter, modify;
have second thoughts, change one's mind


Pronunciation: /ˌrēk(ə)nˌsidəˈrāSH(ə)n/
Example sentences
  • There needs to be a review of all of this and a reconsideration of the role of the director of Central Intelligence.
  • Now, less than three years after his death at the age of 89, a vigorous reconsideration of his significance is under way.
  • In conclusion, the government has some serious reconsideration to do.
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