re·​en·​coun·​ter (ˌ)rē-in-ˈkau̇n-tər How to pronounce reencounter (audio)
variants or re-encounter
reencountered or re-encountered; reencountering or re-encountering

transitive verb

: to encounter (someone or something) again
In the Torah, years after a bitter break, Jacob reencounters his brother Esau …David Wolpe
… the constant, unexpected joy of reencountering all those things I grew up with but had largely forgotten …Bill Bryson
reencounter noun
or re-encounter
plural reencounters or re-encounters
an unexpected reencounter with her ex

Word History

First Known Use

1611, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of reencounter was in 1611

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“Reencounter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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