reenter

verb
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.
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Recent Examples on the Web The only choice was to use the bell shape of the spacecraft as a sort of wing, reentering the atmosphere at just such an angle as to stretch out their landing zone by a few hundred miles. Alex Hollings, Popular Mechanics, "The Art of the Return Trip: How NASA Got Apollo 11 Home," 24 July 2019 When Diane unexpectedly reenters Kit’s life—and lab—that secret bleeds (quite literally) into their present-day lives. Marie Claire, "These Are the Best Books of 2018, According to Our Editors," 15 Oct. 2018 China’s stock market is roaring back, reentering bull territory this week after staging one of the world’s worst routs in 2018. Washington Post, "Relax. China Only Wants a Bull Market, Not a Mad Cow," 18 Sep. 2019 One individual charged had been deported in 2014 and reentered the US illegally. Lauren Del Valle, CNN, "Law enforcement seize enough fentanyl to kill 14 million people," 30 Aug. 2019 Retiring from retirement, and reentering the workforce is not a popular solution. Peter Dunn, USA TODAY, "Yes, you can un-retire and go back to work. Here are 3 financial signs it's time to do it," 23 May 2019 That activity ramped up again at the start of the next trial, when the rat reentered the box. Jordana Cepelewicz, WIRED, "How the Brain Keeps Its Memories in the Right Order," 17 Feb. 2019 Once Taiwan reentered the picture, the Chinese balked. Alejandro Varela, Harper's magazine, "Carlitos in Charge," 16 Sep. 2019 The former actress has worked with several brands to help create the five-piece collection, dubbed The Smart Set, which features key workwear looks for women attending interviews and entering, or reentering, the workforce. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle Paid Tribute to Princess Diana at the Smart Works Collection Launch," 12 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of reenter

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

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reenter

verb
How to pronounce reenter (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of reenter

: to go into (a place you have left) again
: to go back into (a game that you were participating in earlier)
: to type in (words, data, etc.) again on a computer

reenter

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

Kids Definition of reenter

: to enter again

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