reopen

verb
re·​open | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈō-pən How to pronounce reopen (audio) , -ˈō-pᵊm\
reopened; reopening; reopens

Definition of reopen

transitive verb

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

intransitive verb

: to open again school reopens in September

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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.
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In Munich, the Alte Pinakothek, a world-class collection of European masterpieces from the 14th to 19th century, has fully reopened after a long renovation. Rick Steves' Europe, The Seattle Times, "What’s new in Germany and the Low Countries for 2019," 23 Jan. 2019 There’s a newfound vibrancy in the streets of old San Juan and along the island’s sparkling shores, and nearly all the major hotels and resorts have reopened with stunning renovations. Christina Pérez, Vogue, "Here’s Where to Travel in 2019," 26 Dec. 2018 After a years-long absence, FAO Schwarz has finally reopened in a new location. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Hamelys, the Cult Favorite British Toy Store, Is Finally Coming to the US," 12 Dec. 2018 Revisit the Menil Collection In preparation for the 30,000-square-foot Drawing Institute (set to open November 3), the Menil Collection's main building has reopened after nearly a year under renovation. Meredith Carey, Condé Nast Traveler, "What to Do in Houston in October 2018," 1 Oct. 2018 Crews have reopened the major highways closed in the storm. Jeffrey Collins, Fox News, "After the hurricane comes the deluge on South Carolina coast," 25 Sep. 2018 The federal government has reopened the murder case of Emmett Till, a black teen whose grisly murder more than 60 years ago after being accused of whistling at a white woman shocked the nation and helped prompt the civil rights movement. John Bacon, USA TODAY, "Justice Dept. reopens Emmett Till murder case that helped inspire civil rights movement," 12 July 2018 The Department of Justice has reopened its investigation into the 1955 murder of Emmett Till, the 14-year-old whose vicious lynching and the subsequent acquittal of his killers became a flashpoint for the civil-rights movement. Adam K. Raymond, Daily Intelligencer, "‘New Information’ Leads DOJ to Reopen Emmett Till Murder Case," 12 July 2018 The high-rise known as the Wells Fargo building at 123 S. Broad has reopened to its about 65 tenants, with the help of generators that were turned on Sunday, said Greg Muller, a partner at SSH Real Estate. Patricia Madej, Philly.com, "Center City water main break aftermath: A few buildings still lack power, months of work ahead," 11 July 2018

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First Known Use of reopen

1605, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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reopen

verb

English Language Learners Definition of reopen

: to open again after being closed
: to start (something) again after a period without activity
US : to discuss and make changes to (something that had been considered finished) again

reopen

verb
re·​open | \ ˌrē-ˈō-pən How to pronounce reopen (audio) \
reopened; reopening

Kids Definition of reopen

: to open again
re·​open | \ ˌrē-ˈō-pən How to pronounce reopen (audio) \

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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