re·​ac·​cept (ˌ)rē-ik-ˈsept How to pronounce reaccept (audio)
 also  -ek-
reaccepted; reaccepting; reaccepts

transitive verb

: to accept (someone or something) again
Mr. Erdogan spoke at a conference for his party, at which he was formally reaccepted as leader.Patrick Kingsley
reacceptance noun
Adding a high-tech drivetrain with excellent fuel economy can only help accelerate the minivan's reacceptance into modern automotive society. Ken Walston

Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of reaccept was in the 15th century

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“Reaccept.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

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