or re-en·ter


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. 2019

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  • He carried the dustpan and broom away to their places, but he did not reenter the room.

    Tiverton Tales

    Alice Brown

  • Then he signed to her to reenter the poop-house, and followed her within.

    The Sea-Hawk

    Raphael Sabatini

  • The landlord may reenter and eject a tenant if rent is in arrears for 1/2 year.

  • The man they could not see gave a snort of dismay and turned to reenter the door.

    Castle Craneycrow

    George Barr McCutcheon

  • The next moment, when he sought with a conscientious sigh to reenter his old mood, he was half shocked to find it gone.