from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To consider again, especially with intent to alter or modify a previous decision.
  • intransitive verb To take up for reconsideration, as a matter previously acted on by a legislature.
  • intransitive verb To consider again, often with alteration or modification in mind.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To consider again; turn over in the mind again; review.
  • In parliamentary language, to take into consideration a second time, generally with the view of rescinding or of amending: as, to reconsider a motion in a legislative body; to reconsider a vote.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To consider again.
  • transitive verb (Parliamentary Practice) To take up for renewed consideration, as a motion or a vote which has been previously acted upon.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To consider a matter thought already to have been decided.
  • verb In parliamentary procedure, a motion to bring back for further debate and a revote a motion that has already been passed.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb consider again (a bill) that had been voted upon before, with a view to altering it
  • verb consider again; give new consideration to; usually with a view to changing


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