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

Definition of relaunch

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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


re·​launch | \ ˈrē-ˌlȯnch How to pronounce relaunch (audio) , -ˌlänch\
plural relaunches

Definition of relaunch (Entry 2 of 2)

: 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

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1691, in the meaning defined above


1968, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of relaunch

: to send or shoot (something, such as a rocket) into the air or water or into outer space again
: to offer or sell a new version of (something, such as a product)

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