re·​reg·​is·​ter (ˌ)rē-ˈre-jə-stər How to pronounce reregister (audio)
variants or re-register
reregistered or re-registered; reregistering or re-registering

transitive + intransitive

: to register (someone or something) again : to enroll or enter (someone or something) again in an official register
reregistered the car in her own name
… pressured the school board to spend $8,000 to reregister all 9,000 students in the district.Eddie Ramírez
When he discovered that Independent was a political party, he re-registered [as a voter] with no affiliation.Peter Slevin and Carol D. Leonnig
… failed to re-register with police each year as required by law …Jim Doyle and Janine DeFao
reregistration noun
or re-registration
plural reregistrations or re-registrations
applying for reregistration
… attributed the lack of [voter] reregistrations to the fact that there aren't statewide contests happening in Colorado this year. Sam Levine
the reregistration deadline
reregistration fees

Examples of reregister in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Only those who are already benefitting from the protections are eligible to reregister. Armando Garcia, ABC News, 13 June 2023 Third-party voter registration organizations are required to reregister with the state every election cycle. Brandon Girod, USA TODAY, 24 May 2023 One government lawyer vented that even if her state exposes scammers, many simply move and reregister in friendlier states. Jasper Craven, The New Republic, 29 Aug. 2022 The Jewish federation in Buffalo, New York, is getting volunteers to write postcards to the voters in the states designated by the Reclaim our Vote project, which cites studies that have found that handwritten appeals on the back of colorful postcards spur 25% of recipients to reregister. Ron Kampeas,, 14 Oct. 2020 Now the coronavirus pandemic joins the fray, forcing many students to reregister from their parents' hometowns. oregonlive, 30 Sep. 2020 That would mean those voters could cast ballots this fall without having to reregister to vote. Patrick Marley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 29 Sep. 2020 Attendees and exhibitors will have to reregister (opening sometime in the next two weeks, according to Nicholson). Andrew Weaver, Outside Online, 9 June 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1807, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of reregister was in 1807

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“Reregister.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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