re·​score (ˌ)rē-ˈskȯr How to pronounce rescore (audio)
rescored; rescoring

transitive verb

: to score (something or someone) again: such as
: to give a new score, grade, or rating to (something or someone)
… went on to lodge an official complaint with the WBO [World Boxing Organization], who had little choice but to rescore the bout with five independent and anonymous judges.Phil Lutton
… said there was an option for participants of the … test to be rescored or appeal their mark.SBS News (Australia)
: to provide a new or revised musical score for (a movie, song, etc.)
rescored the first track on the album
rescore a film

Examples of rescore in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Three of the 300,000 students who took the test containing the question reported the issue to the College Board, and every exam had to be rescored. Jack Murtagh, Scientific American, 20 June 2023 In response, state officials decided to rescore the applications. Robert McCoppin,, 27 July 2021 According to the document filed on Wednesday, the new method will be used to rescore claims and diagnoses and could potentially result in players receiving a payout for the first time, or a larger payout than originally estimated. New York Times, 20 Oct. 2021 The next year, Simeon Djankov, a top aide to Georgieva, instructed World Bank employees to rescore Saudi Arabia to boost it past Jordan, a regional competitor. Tim Fernholz, Quartz, 21 Sep. 2021 Vélez appeared Tuesday before the Broward County Commission to support a resolution from Fisher that asks Fried to reconsider and rescore the applications. Anthony Man,, 5 June 2021 The judge did not order the Department of Agriculture to award the license to anyone, but ruled that the agency should reevaluate and rescore all the applicants to determine which qualified applicant falls outside of the 2,500-foot setback. Sarah Freishtat,, 30 Dec. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1846, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rescore was in 1846

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Cite this Entry

“Rescore.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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