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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 decision to quit school, but my plan now is to change my area of study..She's reconsidering her choice of a career now that she has more confidence in her abilities.
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.
I hope they will reconsider with respect to my job application.
definition 2: to spend additional time on a decision; deliberate again.
similar words:
rethink, review
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derivation: reconsideration (n.)