re·​ad·​dress (ˌ)rē-ə-ˈdres How to pronounce readdress (audio)
 also  -ˈa-ˌdres
readdressed; readdressing; readdresses

transitive verb

: to address (something) again
readdress an envelope
readdress a question

Examples of readdress in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some legislators have called for a special session to readdress the issue. Stacy Ryburn, Arkansas Online, 6 Sep. 2023 However, if the traffic response causes a nuisance and there are complaints, the commissioners have agreed to come back to readdress the issue. Eplunus Colvin, Arkansas Online, 28 Oct. 2022 That stanza took a bit of conceptual work, too, since the natural tendency would have been to readdress the girl in front of the protagonist. Tom Roland, Billboard, 25 May 2022 Compliments from everyone on set helped build her self-image and forced her to readdress herself correctly. Nerisha Penrose, ELLE, 26 Jan. 2022 Meanwhile, destinations have had a taste of what life is like without tourists, which has helped to readdress the visitor/resident balance. Angelina Villa-Clarke, Forbes, 18 June 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1847, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of readdress was in 1847

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Cite this Entry

“Readdress.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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