[ ree-pri-zent ]
/ ˌri prɪˈzɛnt /

verb (used with object)

to present again or anew.

Origin of re-present

First recorded in 1555–65; re- + present2
Can be confusedre-present represent Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for re-present

  • Her original plan began to re-present itself to her; modified, of course, to meet the altered conditions.

  • Variable as the atmosphere, the changes of our story now re-present Lucy to the reader.

    Paul Clifford, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton

British Dictionary definitions for re-present


/ (ˌriːprɪˈzɛnt) /


(tr) to present again
Derived Formsre-presentation (ˌriːprɛzənˈteɪʃən), noun
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Word Origin and History for re-present



"to offer again," 1560s, from re- + present (v.). Related: Re-presented; re-presenting; re-presentation.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper