redeliver

verb
re·​de·​liv·​er | \ (ˌ)rē-di-ˈli-vər How to pronounce redeliver (audio) , -dē- \
redelivered; redelivering; redelivers

Definition of redeliver

transitive verb

: 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

Other Words from redeliver

redelivery \ (ˌ)rē-​di-​ˈli-​v(ə-​)rē How to pronounce redelivery (audio) , -​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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“Redeliver.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/redeliver. Accessed 25 January 2020.

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