re·​con·​tact (ˌ)rē-ˈkän-ˌtakt How to pronounce recontact (audio)
recontacted; recontacting; recontacts

transitive verb

: to contact again : to get in communication with after a period of being apart
He said his staff will try to interview her as well as recontact some of the case's other original witnesses …Elizabeth Larson
The commissioner will recontact those schools that have expressed interest in us, who have come to us, and find out exactly the nature of the interest …David Boren

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Some donors may not want their cells used in the neural experiments, the panel notes, and ethics experts are discussing whether researchers should consider whether to recontact donors or obtain new tissue. Jocelyn Kaiser, Science | AAAS, 8 Apr. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1912, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of recontact was in 1912

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“Recontact.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Mar. 2023.

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