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reconsider

re·con·sid·er

reconsider

 
pronunciation:
ri kn sI dr
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: reconsidered, reconsidering, reconsiders
definition 1: to have a change of attitude and reverse (a decision or choice).
I've reconsidered my refusal of the job.
synonyms:
rethink
similar words:
amend, modify, reappraise, reassess, reevaluate, reverse, revise
definition 2: to consider again, as in a legislature.
The senate will reconsider the bill next month.
synonyms:
reexamine, review
similar words:
reappraise
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to change attitude and reverse position; decide differently.
definition 2: to spend additional time on a decision; deliberate again.
similar words:
rethink, review
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derivation: reconsideration (n.)