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relaunch

verb re·launch \ (ˌ)rē-ˈlȯnch , -ˈlänch \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of relaunch

relaunched; relaunching
: to launch (something) again or to be launched again
  • relaunch a ship
  • Instead of letting the app close, then … waiting while the app relaunches, you can tell your iPad to abort your now-unwanted Home button press.
  • —Lex Friedman
especially : to go into or put (something) into operation or motion again
  • relaunch a company/brand/product
  • The Herald-Leader was renaming its Web site … and wanted to relaunch with the new name …
  • Editor & Publisher
  • … also hopes motherhood will be the springboard that relaunches her stagnant acting career.
  • —Roy S. Johnson
  • … recasting those roles with younger actors could allow Sony to relaunch this series.
  • —Charlene Jane Anders

First Known Use of relaunch

1691

in the meaning defined above

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relaunch

noun re·launch \ ˈrē-ˌlȯnch , -ˌlänch \

Definition of relaunch

plural relaunches
: the act or an instance of launching something (such as a product or company) again
  • VW is struggling to come back from near extinction with a splashy relaunch of its retro icon, the Beetle.
  • —Janet Guyon

First Known Use of relaunch

1968

in the meaning defined above

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Learn More about relaunch

  1. Spanish Central: Translation of relaunch


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