reraise

verb
re·​raise | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈrāz How to pronounce reraise (audio) \
variants: or re-raise
reraised or re-raised; reraising or re-raising

Definition of reraise

1 transitive : to raise (something or someone) again reraised the flag reraise an old question/issue/concern : such as
a : to raise (a poker bet) after it has already been raised by a previous player re-raising a 10 million chip bet …Associated Press
b : to bet more than (a previous bettor who has already raised) "… If I raise and he re-raises me here, I'm going to have to fold the hand. …"— Gavin Smith
2 intransitive : to raise a poker bet after it has already been raised by a previous player After Bortner folds, who else but Liebert reraises to $24,000.— James McManus

Other Words from reraise

reraise \ ˈrē-​ˌrāz How to pronounce reraise (audio) \ or re-raise noun, plural reraises or re-raises
I thought a re-raise would force him to fold, and I didn't want to lose him from this hand, because he had more than $20,000 in front of him. — Phil Hellmuth

First Known Use of reraise

1683, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Reraise.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reraise. Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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