re·​be·​gin (ˌ)rē-bi-ˈgin How to pronounce rebegin (audio)
rebegan (ˌ)rē-bi-ˈgan How to pronounce rebegin (audio)
; rebegun (ˌ)rē-bi-ˈgən How to pronounce rebegin (audio)
; rebeginning; rebegins

transitive + intransitive

: to begin again or anew
He rebegan his speech.
The fighting has rebegun.
rebeginning noun
plural rebeginnings
The story of that rebeginning is the subject of Ross Miller's "American Apocalypse: The Great Fire and the Myth of Chicago." Nicolaus Mills

Word History

First Known Use

1598, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rebegin was in 1598

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Cite this Entry

“Rebegin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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