re·​read (ˌ)rē-ˈrēd How to pronounce reread (audio)
reread (ˌ)rē-ˈred How to pronounce reread (audio) ; rereading

transitive verb

: to read (something) again
had to reread the passage several times to make sense of it
… might do well to reread Shakespeare or Homer.Lewis H. Lapham

Examples of reread in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And Other Surprises For those who wish to read or reread Ambassador Kirkpatrick's columns written between 1985 and the present, here is an easy way to do it. John C. Campbell, Foreign Affairs, 7 Nov. 2023 In the past decade, a resurgence of acclaim has fully established Shirley Jackson as the queen of dark literary fiction, and there is no surer sign of an author’s success than the arrival of a new generation of writers eager to channel her spirit, rereading and reimagining her work. Kristen Roupenian, The New Yorker, 16 Oct. 2023 Some students began rereading underlined or favorite passages as teachers approached, said Bryant, the AP Lang student. Hannah Natanson, Anchorage Daily News, 18 Sep. 2023 The documentary is sure to have the excellent effect of getting viewers to seek out Wolfe’s work or reread, revisit, reconsider. Christopher Bonanos, Vulture, 15 Sep. 2023 But rereading the series reveals the limitations of this type of analysis. John Williams, Washington Post, 6 July 2023 Actually, the most surprising thing about rereading that is that Jonnu Smith caught a touchdown pass. Chad Finn,, 20 June 2023 Calmly reread it no more than three times, or give yourself a time limit, for example; 10 minutes to edit and post a picture and caption on Instagram. Zee Krstic, Good Housekeeping, 7 June 2021 Just reread John Updike’s great New Yorker piece on Ted Williams. Nick Canepa Columnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 15 Aug. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1582, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of reread was in 1582

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“Reread.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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