re·​ini·​ti·​ate | \ rē-i-'ni-shē-ˌāt \
reinitiated; reinitiating

Definition of reinitiate

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 There he again experiences transformation, is reinitiated into his old world, and becomes the agent of its restoration or renewal.— Richard Slotkin

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reinitiation \ rē-​i-​ˌni-​shē-​ˈā-​shən \ 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

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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, "Uber to Resume Self-Driving Car Tests in Pittsburgh After Hiatus," 20 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of reinitiate

1652, in the meaning defined above

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