reattempt

verb
re·​at·​tempt | \ (ˌ)rē-ə-ˈtem(p)t How to pronounce reattempt (audio) \
reattempted; reattempting; reattempts

Definition of reattempt

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

: to make a second or subsequent effort to do, accomplish, solve, or effect (something) : to attempt (something) again reattempt an experiment The team would reattempt the trek two weeks later, this time making it several thousand feet up the north face before fatigue and deep snow turned them back.— Rebecca Huntington

reattempt

noun
plural reattempts

Definition of reattempt (Entry 2 of 2)

: a second or subsequent act or instance of trying to do or accomplish something : a new attempt finally succeeded after several reattempts … some treatments appear to reduce the chance of reattempts among those who have previously tried to kill themselves.— Matthew Nock

First Known Use of reattempt

Verb

1589, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1598, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of reattempt was in 1589

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“Reattempt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reattempt. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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