reinstall

verb
re·​in·​stall | \ (ˌ)rē-in-ˈstȯl How to pronounce reinstall (audio) \
reinstalled; reinstalling

Definition of reinstall

transitive verb

: to install (something or someone) again Reinstall the software and reboot the computer. reinstall carpet … the Meiji Restoration, when the emperor was reinstalled as the central figure of the government and the shogun system was disbanded.— Bennett Schiff

Other Words from reinstall

reinstallation \ (ˌ)rē-​ˌin(t)-​stə-​ˈlā-​shən How to pronounce reinstall (audio) \ noun, plural reinstallations
Reinstallation of valve covers, a seemingly brief task, took Ron and I six full hours. — Chuck Asbury

First Known Use of reinstall

1595, in the meaning defined above

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“Reinstall.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reinstall. Accessed 26 Jul. 2021.

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