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reopen

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verb re·open \(ˌ)rē-ˈō-pən, -ˈō-pəm\

Simple Definition of reopen

  • : to open again after being closed

  • : to start (something) again after a period without activity

  • : to discuss and make changes to (something that had been considered finished) again

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of reopen

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to open again

  3. 2 a :  to take up again :  resume <reopen discussion> b :  to resume discussion or consideration of <reopen a contract>

  4. 3 :  to begin again

  5. intransitive verb
  6. :  to open again <school reopens in September>

Examples of reopen in a sentence

  1. The restaurant will reopen in April.

  2. I'm sorry, but the store is closed. We reopen at nine on Monday.

  3. The cut on his knee reopened when he tried to run.

  4. The company announced plans to reopen its Detroit factory.

  5. a procedure to reopen a clogged artery

  6. The district attorney reopened the murder case because new evidence was found.

  7. He wants the team to reopen his contract.



1733

First Known Use of reopen

1733



REOPEN Defined for Kids

reopen

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verb re·open \ˌrē-ˈō-pən\

Definition of reopen for Students

reopenedreopening

  1. :  to open again




Law Dictionary

reopen

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transitive verb re·open \ˌrē-ˈō-pən\

Legal Definition of reopen

  1. 1 :  to take up again <reopen discussion>

  2. 2 :  to resume the discussion or consideration of (a closed matter) <reopen the contract to negotiate benefits>

  3. 3 :  to try or hear (an action) anew especially for the purpose of hearing new evidence





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