- to enter again: The guests reentered the reception room after dinner.
- to participate in once more; resume: to reenter politics after a long absence; mothers reentering the work force after their children are grown.
- to record again, as in a list or account.
- to enter again: The butler exits and reenters at stage left.
Origin of reenter
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Examples from the Web for re-enter
“John came to me because he wanted to re-enter the business,” de la Renta told Mallis.Fashion Designer Oscar de la Renta, American Great, Dead at 82
October 21, 2014
Staying relatively clear of the public eye, he has slowly made attempts to re-enter the fashion world.Is Designer John Galliano Back for Good?
October 7, 2014
“At approximately 0240 hours, Mark Shand attempted to re-enter the hotel through the revolving doors,” Grimpel told BNO.Camilla's Brother Died After Falling In Gramercy Park Hotel Revolving Doors
April 24, 2014
"The other guy" is about to re-enter the fray—and the timing is making many Republicans nervous.The Bush Book Bomb
July 28, 2010
In 1989, she was finally allowed to re-enter her homeland, “a country in ruins.”Cambodia's New War
April 16, 2009
I'll just re-enter that bet to the Little Woman while I think of it.Thoroughbreds
W. A. Fraser
I had left Molire's Theatre, and was not to re-enter it until twelve years later.My Double Life
He shall know, when you re-enter his doors, why and for what cause you are there.The Martins Of Cro' Martin, Vol. II (of II)
Charles James Lever
Simply, papa, that it is a house I will not re-enter, that's all.Barrington
Charles James Lever
It did not occur to him to re-enter the bedroom;—afterwards he wondered why.The Genius
Margaret Horton Potter
- to enter (something or somewhere) again
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Word Origin and History for re-enter
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