re·​ap·​ply (ˌ)rē-ə-ˈplī How to pronounce reapply (audio)
reapplied; reapplying; reapplies
: to apply for a second or subsequent time: such as
intransitive : to make a new appeal or request especially in the form of a written application
… allowing some of the fired controllers to reapply for their old jobs.Darcy Frey
transitive : to lay or spread (something) on again
reapply makeup
Many repellents do not weather well and will need to be reapplied after a rain.Kyle Robinson

Examples of reapply in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Apply and reapply sunscreen throughout the day: Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30 and reapply every two hours or more, if swimming or sweating. Alyssa Hui, Verywell Health, 5 June 2024 Other nations that allow lengthy remote-worker stays include Spain, which allows digital nomads to stay for one year and then reapply for up to four additional years, and Montenegro, where the visas are valid for two years with an option to extend for another two years. Jessica Puckett, Condé Nast Traveler, 3 June 2024 The immigration agency recommends that DACA recipients reapply between 120-150 days before their work permits expire. Andrea Castillo, Los Angeles Times, 30 May 2024 Current license holders will have to reapply and adhere to stricter regulations, which can include expensive septic upgrades. Hailey Branson-Potts, Los Angeles Times, 24 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for reapply 

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Word History

First Known Use

1605, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of reapply was in 1605

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“Reapply.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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