reopen

[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.

Nearby words

  1. reobtain,
  2. reoccupy,
  3. reoccur,
  4. reoccurrence,
  5. reoffend,
  6. reopener,
  7. reorder,
  8. reordination,
  9. reorganization,
  10. reorganize

Origin of reopen

First recorded in 1725–35; re- + open

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British Dictionary definitions for reopen

reopen

verb

to open or cause to open again
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Word Origin and History for reopen

reopen

v.

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

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