re·​ar·​gue (ˌ)rē-ˈär-(ˌ)gyü How to pronounce reargue (audio)
reargued; rearguing; reargues

transitive verb

: to debate, dispute, or give reasons for or against (something) for a second or subsequent time : to argue (something) again
… has asked the justices to clarify their ruling and has filed a petition to reargue portions of the case.Dominic Fracassa
She said the new data will be used to reargue the old political question: To what degree should dam owners be required to ensure the safety of those living or driving downstream?Luanne Rife

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Meanwhile, Cruz was waiting for the chance to reargue his case. Joe Sexton, ProPublica, 12 Oct. 2020 Last week, the ACLU asked to reargue the case before a larger panel of appeals court judges. Sidney Fussell, Wired, 27 Nov. 2020 The judge has yet to rule on the family’s pending request to reargue the case. Alison Cross, Hartford Courant, 10 Oct. 2022 In yet another ruling yesterday, McCormick denied a Musk motion to reargue a previous ruling on document production. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, 8 Sep. 2022 Burger eventually prevailed, with Douglas relenting and agreeing to reargue Roe in October 1972. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian Magazine, 4 May 2022 And the court was critical at Cleveland’s attempt to reargue a point the appellate panel felt was already decided. Robert Higgs, cleveland, 27 Aug. 2021 Cruz’s lawyers, disappointed and uncertain about what was happening, asked to reargue their case. Joe Sexton, ProPublica, 12 Oct. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1705, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of reargue was in 1705

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“Reargue.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jun. 2023.

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