redeliver

verb re·de·liv·er \ (ˌ)rē-di-ˈli-vər , -dē- \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of redeliver

redelivered; redelivering; redelivers
: to deliver (something) again: such as
a : to deliver (a letter, a package, etc.) again and usually to a different destination
  • redelivering misdelivered mail
  • had the box redelivered to her work address
; also : to deliver (something) after a previous failed attempt to do so
  • If no one is home to sign for the package, it could sit in a warehouse until it can be redelivered.
  • —Sharon Cohoon
  • The server waits before trying to redeliver the message.
b : to present or convey (something, such as a speech) again or differently
  • The mayor redelivered a shortened version of her first state of the city address to the group during its luncheon Monday at the Park Inn.
  • —Ignazio Messina
  • The public is consuming content across numerous platforms and in non-linear fashion, meaning successful marketing campaigns can no longer simply redeliver the same message or ad already running on TV.
  • —Katie McQuater
  • For the last couple of years, he's made a cottage industry of lifting bits of old hip-hop songs and redelivering them in his sleepy drawl …
  • —Jon Caramanica

redelivery

play \(ˌ)rē-di-ˈli-v(ə-)rē, -dē-\ noun, plural redeliveries
    • Residents who do not receive a print guide by March 7 may call the Park District … to request prompt redelivery.
    • Chicago Tribune

First Known Use of redeliver

circa 1623

in the meaning defined above

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