re·​re·​lease (ˌ)rē-ri-ˈlēs How to pronounce rerelease (audio)
variants or re-release
rereleased or re-released; rereleasing or re-releasing

transitive verb

: to release (something) again
rereleasing classic films
… the book was re-released in April 2002 with a new epilogue.Tony Semerad
Those albums were never rereleased on CD …Derek Small
rerelease noun
or re-release
plural rereleases or re-releases
Even before the big re-release in 1997, Star Wars had generated almost $2 billion in movie-ticket and rental sales … Zillions

Examples of rerelease in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Children are particularly vulnerable to lead exposure, as are unborn fetuses, which might be exposed to lead that is rereleased from the mother's bones into her blood during pregnancy. David Faris, Newsweek, 10 July 2024 Almost 15 years later, Lambert rereleased the song with the original pronoun. Ralphie Aversa, USA TODAY, 5 June 2024 You guys are also very active in restoring and rereleasing old works. Scott Roxborough, The Hollywood Reporter, 17 May 2024 When the bureau's investigation is complete, the after-action report will be rereleased, according to officials. Kiara Alfonseca, ABC News, 17 Apr. 2024 The fabled company has been steadily rereleasing Miyazaki’s back catalog over recent years. Patrick Brzeski, The Hollywood Reporter, 14 Apr. 2024 In advance of Absolution's debut, the publisher will rerelease the original trilogy with new covers and introductions by N. K. Jemisin, Helen Macdonald and Karen Jay Fowler. Lizz Schumer, Peoplemag, 4 Apr. 2024 The film’s theatrical release was extended, and then the movie was rereleased into theaters via a /Minus Color black and white edition. Mark Hughes, Forbes, 27 Mar. 2024 Recently, the retailer has rereleased some of our favorite collections, such as the four releases included in its 80-year anniversary Nytillverkad collection. Christianna Silva, Better Homes & Gardens, 15 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1906, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of rerelease was in 1906

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“Rerelease.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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