re·​li·​cense (ˌ)rē-ˈlī-sᵊn(t)s How to pronounce relicense (audio)
relicensed; relicensing

transitive verb

: to license (someone or something) again
His license was issued in 2000 and expired in May 2016. A revocation would prevent him from being relicensedPete DeLea
… a taxi driver currently using diesel will still be able to relicense their vehicle, depending when it was made.Lewis Pennock

Examples of relicense in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The dams had been relicensed for 30 more years, or through 2018. Paul A. Smith, Journal Sentinel, 26 Mar. 2023 The agency reviewed the dams because Brookfield is seeking to relicense one of them and amend the licenses for three others, said NOAA spokesperson Allison Ferreira. Patrick Whittle, Fortune, 20 Mar. 2023 Weisman said any plans to relicense Diablo Canyon would be met with vocal opposition and said the report’s estimate of $500 million to fix the once-through cooling process is much too low. Rob Nikolewski, San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 Nov. 2021 More than $12,000 of income is lost per year by spouses trying to relicense or find work in a new state, according to the Military Family Association. Michelle Fox, NBC News, 13 Nov. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1646, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of relicense was in 1646

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Cite this Entry

“Relicense.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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