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re·​found (ˌ)rē-ˈfau̇nd How to pronounce refound (audio)

past tense and past participle of refind

It doesn't look like their refound marital bliss will last very long …Rebecca Keane


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re·​found (ˌ)rē-ˈfau̇nd How to pronounce refound (audio)
refounded; refounding

transitive verb

: to found (something) again
After being almost totally destroyed, Carthage was refounded by Julius Caesar in 46 BC.Christine Drake
The club, set up in 1904, collapsed and was refounded as Napoli Soccer.Nick Clark
refoundation noun
plural refoundations
… its octagonal baptistery is even earlier, dating back to the fifth-century refoundation of the town … The Telegraph (United Kingdom)
refounder noun
plural refounders
the city's refounders

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web
Is the industry’s large-scale move over the last two decades toward Hillsong-style worship music — i.e., prayerful songs directed at God, not conversational music from human to human — a confirmation that Christian musicians had finally refound their footing after chasing pop trends for too long? Chris Willman, Variety, 6 Oct. 2021 Despite the final tally, the loss against the Bucks would've been much uglier if Grant hadn't refound his shooting touch. Omari Sankofa Ii, Detroit Free Press, 3 Nov. 2021 With many of us stuck at home, the world refound its love for video games. Bartosz Skwarczek, Forbes, 17 June 2021

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Word History

First Known Use


circa 1513, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of refound was circa 1513

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“Refound.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jun. 2023.

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