re·​eval·​u·​ate | \ (ˌ)rē-i-ˈval-yə-ˌwāt How to pronounce reevaluate (audio) , -yü-ˌāt \
variants: or re-evaluate
reevaluated or re-evaluated; reevaluating or re-evaluating

Definition of reevaluate

transitive + intransitive

: to evaluate (something or someone) again especially with regard to changes or new information Debts force students to delay marriage, postpone children and reevaluate career choices.— Steve Gardiner If you are out of work, maybe this is a good time to slow down and reevaluate your priorities.— Mark Wayman The time has come, I believe, for us to re-evaluate teaching …— Jane E. Peterson He said … that council will have time later to reevaluate if the Cooksville Creek owners don't budge.— Alex McKeen

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reevaluation \ (ˌ)rē-​i-​ˌval-​yə-​ˈwā-​shən How to pronounce reevaluate (audio) , -​yü-​ˈā-​ \ or re-evaluation noun, plural reevaluations or re-evaluations
Intense reevaluation of the field's traditional subject matter—and also of its methods of observation and explanation—has plunged cultural anthropology into a profound state of crisis. — Louis A. Sass

First Known Use of reevaluate

1905, in the meaning defined above

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“Reevaluate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of reevaluate

: to judge the value or condition of (someone or something) again

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