re·​ini·​ti·​ate rē-i-'ni-shē-ˌāt How to pronounce reinitiate (audio)
reinitiated; reinitiating

transitive verb

: to initiate (something or someone) again
… the county office completed a strategic plan this year to reinitiate the accreditation process.Seth Nidever
However, with train service being reinitiated in many parts of the United States, Arizona has opportunities to get on-board again.The Arizona Republic (Phoenix)
There he again experiences transformation, is reinitiated into his old world, and becomes the agent of its restoration or renewal.Richard Slotkin
reinitiation noun
plural reinitiations
the reinitiation of peace talks
… after five years with the cult, the boy's reinitiation into society will take time. Sheryl WuDunn

Examples of reinitiate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web People with this condition are partially woken up by their brains several times a night as their neural signals reinitiate breathing. Deirdre Mundorf, Discover Magazine, 5 Oct. 2021 The last time the Fed attempted to reinitiate those efforts in 2017, trouble in short-term lending markets forced officials to inject emergency cash just two years later. Eric Wallerstein, WSJ, 1 Nov. 2022 The President will reinitiate strict isolation protocols, just days after celebrating his return with remarks from the White House Rose Garden. Alexandra Meeks, CNN, 1 Aug. 2022 In January 2021, President Joe Biden halted the final part of the land swap process by directing the U.S. Forest Service to withdraw its final environmental impact statement and reinitiate consultation with the affected tribes. Debra Utacia Krol, The Arizona Republic, 28 June 2022 There has been no word on when iFIT might reinitiate the stock sale. The Salt Lake Tribune, 16 Dec. 2021 The brain had retained some sort of memory of the infection and was prepared to reinitiate the fight. Raleigh McElvery, Scientific American, 8 Nov. 2021 The original caller, who — giving the benefit of the doubt — originated the call in a location with five bars of signal and not one-eighth of a bar, should reinitiate. Thomas P. Farley,, 19 July 2021 Uber applied for and was granted permission by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to reinitiate testing of the cars on public roads and won at least one other important endorser of its plan for Pittsburgh: Mayor William Peduto. Greg Bensinger, WSJ, 20 Dec. 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1652, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of reinitiate was in 1652

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“Reinitiate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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