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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Recent Examples on the Web Venues such as nightclubs were allowed to reopen July 19, and any potential impact of this reopening could yet push up infections. Compiled Democrat-gazette Staff From Wire Reports, Arkansas Online, 27 July 2021 The restaurant was allowed to reopen the same day when inspectors found one minor issue. Phillip Valys, sun-sentinel.com, 26 July 2021 Under the new rules, pubs and restaurants can operate at full capacity and nightclubs are allowed to reopen. Mark Landler, New York Times, 19 July 2021 But since restaurants in the state were allowed to fully reopen on May 29, the treatment of the Apt Cape Cod's 24 employees, many of whom are young and who include the couple's two children, had gotten worse. Neil Vigdor New York Times, Star Tribune, 18 July 2021 But since restaurants in the state were allowed to fully reopen on May 29, the treatment of the Apt Cape Cod’s 24 employees, many of whom are young and who include the couple’s two children, had gotten worse. BostonGlobe.com, 15 July 2021 The restaurant was allowed to reopen after a second visit on July 9 where officials found two total violations, none of which were a high priority. Garfield Hylton, orlandosentinel.com, 13 July 2021 Since restaurants were allowed to reopen with no restrictions on June 15, Cattaneo said business at all of his locations has been the best in the history of his 10-year-old company, despite the industry’s ongoing labor shortage. San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 July 2021 Under plans, nightclubs will be allowed to reopen and there will be no limits on capacity of hospitality venues. NBC News, 5 July 2021

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First Known Use of reopen

1605, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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“Reopen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reopen. Accessed 1 Aug. 2021.

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More Definitions for reopen

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

reopen

transitive verb
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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