or re-en·ter

[ ree-en-ter ]
/ riˈɛn tər /

verb (used with object)

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.

verb (used without object)

to enter again: The butler exits and reenters at stage left.

Origin of reenter

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at re-, enter Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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verb (tr)

to enter (something or somewhere) again
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