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reenter

or re-en·ter

[ree-en-ter]
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verb (used with object)
  1. to enter again: The guests reentered the reception room after dinner.
  2. to participate in once more; resume: to reenter politics after a long absence; mothers reentering the work force after their children are grown.
  3. to record again, as in a list or account.
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verb (used without object)
  1. to enter again: The butler exits and reenters at stage left.
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Origin of reenter

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at re-, enter
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for reenter

turn, retire, appear, recover, resume, repair, repeat, reconsider, reexamine, recur, reappear, rebound, revert, revisit, react, recrudesce, rotate, recoil, revolve, retreat

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Historical Examples of reenter

  • 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.