re·​as·​sume (ˌ)rē-ə-ˈsüm How to pronounce reassume (audio)
reassumed; reassuming; reassumes

transitive verb

: to assume (something) again : to take up or adopt (something) again
Cotton, the starting right guard for most of spring, has reassumed that role.Chandler Rome

Examples of reassume in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Kyle Larson stays out during this pit cycle under caution and reassumes the race lead. Shane Connuck, Charlotte Observer, 15 Apr. 2024 The president may invoke Section 3 for a specific period of time, such as for a scheduled medical treatment, before reassuming the office. Brendan Rascius, Miami Herald, 27 Feb. 2024 Her father will reassume the role as chairman of the company, and another executive, Michael Lee, will assume the role as president of Foremost, according to the company statement. Chris Isidore, CNN, 14 Feb. 2024 An outright evil Russian conquest has killed tens of thousands as Moscow seeks to dismantle democracy and reassume hegemonic control of its neighbor. TIME, 13 Feb. 2024 But while Rick’s fate remained a mystery, Jadis Stokes — reassuming her first name from the Heaps while taking on then boyfriend Father Gabriel’s last name — reappeared on The Walking Dead: World Beyond as a warrant officer for the CRM. Dalton Ross,, 19 Dec. 2023 Austin reassumed his duties on Friday of last week. Mike Brest, Washington Examiner, 9 Jan. 2024 In one scenario, the Palestinian Authority, which runs the occupied West Bank and is increasingly unpopular, would reassume control of the territory. Yasmine Salam, NBC News, 9 Dec. 2023 When training camp begins later this month, Bergeron will reassume his spot between Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak on the No. 1 line, a unit that must maintain its elite status if the David Krejci-less Bruins are to stay competitive in the Atlantic Division., 8 Sep. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of reassume was in the 15th century

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“Reassume.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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