reinvestigate

verb
re·​in·​ves·​ti·​gate | \ (ˌ)rē-in-ˈve-stə-ˌgāt How to pronounce reinvestigate (audio) \
reinvestigated; reinvestigating

Definition of reinvestigate

transitive verb

: to investigate (something) again … decided to use modern police methods to reinvestigate the case.— Robert Wainwright

Other Words from reinvestigate

reinvestigation \ (ˌ)rē-​in-​ˌve-​stə-​ˈgā-​shən How to pronounce reinvestigation (audio) \ noun, plural reinvestigations
During the past 30 years, new discoveries and reinvestigations of long-forgotten specimens have coalesced into a flood of transitional fossils. — Maureen Greenbaum

First Known Use of reinvestigate

1802, in the meaning defined above

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“Reinvestigate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reinvestigate. Accessed 21 Feb. 2020.

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