re·​en·​ter | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈen-tər How to pronounce reenter (audio) \
reentered; reentering; reenters

Definition of reenter

transitive verb

1 : to enter (something) again
2 : to return to and enter

intransitive verb

: to enter again

Examples of reenter in a Sentence

The space shuttle has safely reentered the Earth's atmosphere. If you leave the theater, you won't be allowed to reenter without showing a ticket stub. The quarterback reentered the game in the second half. The original file was corrupted, so they had to reenter the data.
Recent Examples on the Web Suppose America doesn’t help all mothers easily exit and reenter the workforce today. Christine Michel Carter, Forbes, 20 June 2022 Enter Chelsea: a British-Nigerian agent with a masters in international oil and gas economics who moved to the West Coast years ago, met her businessman husband, had two children, and is keen to reenter the workforce. Radhika Seth, Vogue, 6 May 2022 Now, those that want to reenter the workforce must face employer bias against large gaps in service on their resume. Priya Krishnan, Fortune, 24 Mar. 2022 Stein, who has been able to reenter his residence under the power of a generator, said there are still a lot of unknowns. Bill Jones,, 26 Sep. 2021 After all these years, Jimmy is still undocumented—going back means possibly never being able to reenter the United States. Paola Ramos, Vogue, 19 Feb. 2021 While his departure from Epic was amicable, the rapper was hesitant to reenter the world of major labels. Neena Rouhani, Billboard, 19 May 2022 Because of this orbit, the debris field will take a while to reenter Earth’s atmosphere. Joshua Hawkins, BGR, 6 May 2022 Bron is in postproduction on Parker’s latest directorial effort, Solitary, starring David Oyelowo as a man who must reenter the world after serving seven years in solitary confinement. Pamela Mcclintock, The Hollywood Reporter, 18 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of reenter

15th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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24 Jun 2022

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“Reenter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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re·​en·​ter | \ ˌrē-ˈen-tər How to pronounce reenter (audio) \
reentered; reentering

Kids Definition of reenter

: to enter again

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