Definition of reconsider in English:


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


[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.
rethink, review, revise, re-examine, re-evaluate, reassess, reappraise, recontextualize; change, alter, modify; have second thoughts, change one's mind



Pronunciation: /ˌrēkənˌsidəˈrāSHən/
More 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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