re·​ad·​mit (ˌ)rē-əd-ˈmit How to pronounce readmit (audio)
readmitted; readmitting; readmits

transitive verb

: to admit (someone) again
readmitting them to the school after their suspension
especially : to accept into a hospital a second or subsequent time
readmitted the patient due to infection of the surgical incision

Examples of readmit in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web White signed papers to readmit her and four days later implanted two $15,000 devices into Higgins, then 65. Los Angeles Times, 7 Mar. 2023 In early May, the Arab League agreed to readmit Syria, Iran’s key regional ally. Azadeh Moaveni, The New Yorker, 7 Aug. 2023 Late last week, UNESCO voted 132-10 to readmit the United States, which left the organization in 2017. Christopher Parker, Smithsonian Magazine, 3 July 2023 The court ruled that forcing the Scouts, a private organization, to readmit Dale would violate the group’s first amendment rights. Diego Lasarte, Quartz, 30 June 2023 On Tuesday night, Mr. Warren made that appeal from the floor of the convention to more than 12,000 delegates who would vote on whether to readmit his church. Ruth Graham, New York Times, 13 June 2023 Southern Baptists finalize ouster of O.C.’s Saddleback Church The Southern Baptist Convention refused to readmit Saddleback Church, rejecting appeals by the Orange County megachurch after it was ousted for having female pastors. Elvia Limón, Los Angeles Times, 15 June 2023 The Justice Department maintained that the four states allowed nursing homes to readmit residents who had tested positive for the coronavirus, leading to widespread infections and deaths in long-term care facilities. Cassidy Morrison, Washington Examiner, 26 Aug. 2020 Tellingly, Jordan carried out airstrikes in southern Syria last Monday targeting a notorious drug kingpin and a drug lab, one day after the Arab League voted to readmit Syria. Taylor Luck, The Christian Science Monitor, 16 May 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1535, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of readmit was in 1535

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“Readmit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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