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re·​launch (ˌ)rē-ˈlȯnch How to pronounce relaunch (audio)
relaunched; relaunching

transitive verb

: 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


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re·​launch ˈrē-ˌlȯnch How to pronounce relaunch (audio)
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

Examples of relaunch in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web
Delta Air Lines will resume flights to Tel Aviv this week, becoming the latest airline to relaunch its route. Alison Fox, Travel + Leisure, 3 June 2024 Efforts to relaunch the film side, including reuniting the Abrams Trek cast that included Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana and Simon Pegg, among others, have ended up stranded on rocky alien shores. Etan Vlessing, The Hollywood Reporter, 3 Sep. 2019
How much did Electronic Arts pay for colleges to appear in the series relaunch? Lawrence Dow, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 24 May 2024 You and the relaunch of her Longevity range products at London's Broadwick Soho Hotel on April 23. Alexandra Schonfeld, Peoplemag, 29 Apr. 2024 See all Example Sentences for relaunch 

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Word History

First Known Use


1691, in the meaning defined above


1968, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of relaunch was in 1691

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“Relaunch.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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