re·​ap·​ply | \ (ˌ)rē-ə-ˈplī How to pronounce reapply (audio) \
reapplied; reapplying; reapplies

Definition of reapply

: to apply for a second or subsequent time: such as
a 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
b 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

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1605, in the meaning defined above

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“Reapply.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of reapply

: to put or spread (something) again on a surface, a part of the body, etc.
: to ask formally for something (such as a job, admission to a school, a loan, etc.) again usually in writing
: to cause (force, pressure, etc.) to have an effect or to be felt again

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