reenact

verb re·en·act \ ˌrē-ə-ˈnakt \
|Updated on: 27 Jul 2018

Definition of reenact

reenacted; reenacting; reenacts
1 : to enact (something, such as a law) again
2 : to act or perform again
3 : to repeat the actions of (an earlier event or incident)

reenactment

play \ˌrē-ə-ˈnak(t)-mənt\ noun

Examples of reenact in a Sentence

  1. The group reenacted a famous American Civil War battle.

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First Known Use of reenact

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in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Definition of reenact for English Language Learners

  • : to repeat the actions of (an event)


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reenact

verb re·en·act \ ˌrē-ə-ˈnakt \

Definition of reenact for Students

reenacted; reenacting
: to repeat the actions of (an earlier event)
  • The group reenacted the battle.


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