Definition of reopen
1 : to open again
2a : to take up again : resume <reopen discussion>b : to resume discussion or consideration of <reopen a contract>
3 : to begin again
: to open again <school reopens in September>
Examples of reopen in a sentence
The restaurant will reopen in April.
I'm sorry, but the store is closed. We reopen at nine on Monday.
The cut on his knee reopened when he tried to run.
The company announced plans to reopen its Detroit factory.
a procedure to reopen a clogged artery
The district attorney reopened the murder case because new evidence was found.
He wants the team to reopen his contract.
First Known Use of reopen
REOPEN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of reopen for English Language Learners
: to open again after being closed
: to start (something) again after a period without activity
: to discuss and make changes to (something that had been considered finished) again
REOPEN Defined for Kids
Definition of reopen for Students
: to open again
Legal Definition of reopen
1 : to take up again <reopen discussion>
2 : to resume the discussion or consideration of (a closed matter) <reopen the contract to negotiate benefits>
3 : to try or hear (an action) anew especially for the purpose of hearing new evidence
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