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

Definition of reencounter

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

Other Words from reencounter

reencounter or re-encounter noun, plural reencounters or re-encounters
an unexpected reencounter with her ex

First Known Use of reencounter

1611, in the meaning defined above

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“Reencounter.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 5 December 2019.

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