re·​sell (ˌ)rē-ˈsel How to pronounce resell (audio)
resold (ˌ)rē-ˈsōld How to pronounce resell (audio) ; reselling

transitive verb

: to sell (something) again
He bought the house with plans to fix it up and resell it.
reseller noun
plural resellers
book/computer/ticket resellers
a value-added reseller
now available for purchase through authorized resellers

Examples of resell in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The schools then may resell those tickets at a suggested price of $22 as a fund-raiser. John Maffei, San Diego Union-Tribune, 3 Apr. 2024 But a limited number may have been available for pre-order, meaning someone in Trump’s circle or an influencer tasked with promoting the shoes may be turning around and reselling it for a profit. Melissa Cruz, USA TODAY, 28 Feb. 2024 Fans who buy tickets for the Love Earth Tour through Ticketmaster and can't attend can resell their tickets at the original price using Ticketmaster’s Face Value Exchange. Ed Masley, The Arizona Republic, 13 Feb. 2024 The restaurant’s maître d’, Isabella Pisacane, who manages reservations, has seen every play in the book, from services reselling reservations to a user booking a rare table for six people—then showing up as a party of two. Li Goldstein, Bon Appétit, 29 Feb. 2024 In that case, Waller, who is based in California, happened to have a personal friend who received one and was happy to resell it. Mark Ellwood, Robb Report, 21 Feb. 2024 Traders buy to resell and the gas will ultimately be used in Europe, Asia or elsewhere. Michael Lynch, Forbes, 16 Feb. 2024 The other bill prevents resellers from selling multiple copies of one ticket, and reselling tickets before they are made available to the public. The Arizona Republic, 24 Jan. 2024 On Reddit, someone who identified himself as a Dong Phuong delivery truck driver shared stories of people reselling cakes for a profit and fistfights ensuing at delivery locations. Joan Niesen, Washington Post, 23 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1572, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of resell was in 1572

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“Resell.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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