re·​dis·​cov·​er (ˌ)rē-di-ˈskə-vər How to pronounce rediscover (audio)
rediscovered; rediscovering; rediscovers

transitive verb

: to discover (something lost or forgotten) again
In America we have only recently rediscovered the use of wild greens.Jasper White
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rediscovery noun
plural rediscoveries
The rediscovery of the woodpecker was touted by cryptozoologists as proof that animals thought long extinct may still exist. Benjamin Radford

Examples of rediscover in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Highland Park fell into disrepair and gang violence by the '90s, but over the last 20 years it has been rediscovered and revitalized by the city's creative class. Jason Sheeler, Condé Nast Traveler, 14 Feb. 2024 Now, archaeologists have rediscovered the ancient, approximately 3-acre site — along with the collection of artifacts left behind as waste. Moira Ritter, Miami Herald, 6 Feb. 2024 Only to rediscover his pen and phone as soon as progressives cook up another wacky idea that voters dislike and the courts reject. Matthew Continetti, National Review, 2 Feb. 2024 Earlier this month, the painting was tucked inside a box and shipped to New Jersey from Utah — and France was there to witness the reaction as the family gathered to rediscover what for so long had seemed like a lost treasure. María Luisa Paúl, Washington Post, 30 Jan. 2024 Embrace the potential impact of humming, rediscover the extraordinary potential within, and affirm, with every hum, that your self-care is paramount. Gen Cleary, Rolling Stone, 1 Feb. 2024 By rediscovering competitiveness, her life pivoted again. Blair Kerkhoff, Kansas City Star, 31 Jan. 2024 Now, almost 100 years later, this painting by one of the world’s most famous modernist artists is on display and up for sale — having been rediscovered in what the auction house has hailed as a sensational find. Victoria Bisset, Washington Post, 26 Jan. 2024 Rare Seeds got its start in 1998 as a hobby for the founder, back when heirloom vegetables were being rediscovered by the gardening public. Leanne Potts, Better Homes & Gardens, 23 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1621, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rediscover was in 1621

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“Rediscover.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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