from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To consider again, especially with intent to alter or modify a previous decision.
- transitive v. To take up for reconsideration, as a matter previously acted on by a legislature.
- intransitive v. To consider again, often with alteration or modification in mind.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To consider a matter thought already to have been decided.
- v. In parliamentary procedure, a motion to bring back for further debate and a revote a motion that has already been passed.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To consider again.
- transitive v. To take up for renewed consideration, as a motion or a vote which has been previously acted upon.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- 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 WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. consider again (a bill) that had been voted upon before, with a view to altering it
- v. consider again; give new consideration to; usually with a view to changing
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