re·​adopt (ˌ)rē-ə-ˈdäpt How to pronounce readopt (audio)
readopted; readopting; readopts

transitive verb

: to adopt again: such as
: to take up and practice or use (something) again
In recent years, the school has readopted this tradition of burying time capsules for the graduating classes …Harrison Clifford
: to formally reaccept and again put into effect (something)
… the council opted to readopt the Fiscal 2017 budget with no rate increases and revisit the budget later.Tamela Baker

Examples of readopt in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Poway City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday to readopt its trustee area district maps, which were shown to still be in compliance with census 2020 results. Laura Groch, San Diego Union-Tribune, 13 Feb. 2022 Experts told me that more measures may return as cases ratchet up—and unlike people in many other countries, the Chinese may be more eager to readopt them to quash a ballooning outbreak. Katherine J. Wu, The Atlantic, 6 Dec. 2022 Fauci said he is encouraged that BA.2 does not appear to cause more severe disease, but warned if the U.S. experiences another COVID wave, Americans must be willing to readopt mitigation measures -- and other experts agree. Mary Kekatos, ABC News, 17 Mar. 2022 The Encinitas City Council will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday for a hearing to repeal amendment language in ordinances dealing with zoning, density bonus amendments and group home permits, and readopt the language that was there before these amendments. Laura Groch, San Diego Union-Tribune, 23 May 2021 The airlines want the government to readopt its previous policy, where quarantine was limited to passengers from high-risk countries., 12 June 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1598, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of readopt was in 1598

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“Readopt.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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