[ree-oh-puh n]

verb (used with or without object)

to open again.
to start again; resume: to reopen an argument; to reopen an attack.

Origin of reopen

First recorded in 1725–35; re- + open Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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to open or cause to open again
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Word Origin and History for re-open



1733 (transitive), from re- "again" + open (v.). Intransitive sense from 1830. Related: Reopened; reopening.

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