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verb (used with object)
  1. to act or perform again.
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Origin of re-act

First recorded in 1650–60; re- + act
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Examples from the Web for re-act

Historical Examples of re-act

  • The fever has subsided, only because exhausted nature could re-act no longer.

    An Epitome of Homeopathic Healing Art

    B. L. Hill

  • Arrived there, they re-act the scene of yesterday, crushing every egg they can find.

  • I think in some degree the two things act and re-act on each other.

    All Things Considered

    G. K. Chesterton

  • Some women act and re-act perpetually between these two extremes.

  • Thus do the habits and tastes of different nations act and re-act upon each other.

British Dictionary definitions for re-act


  1. (tr) to act or perform again
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