re·​send | \ (ˈ)rē-ˈsend How to pronounce resend (audio) \
resent\ (ˈ)rē-​ˈsent How to pronounce resent (audio) \; resending

Definition of resend

transitive verb

: to send again or back

Examples of resend in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Black decided to ask the Soviets to resend the file, which meant following tedious channels: a request from the State Department to the U.S. Embassy in Moscow and then on to Soviet agencies and archives. Debbie Cenziper, Washington Post, "The Mystery of the Trawniki Nazis," 23 Jan. 2020 The due date was originally supposed to have been Jan. 23, but the county had billing glitches with a few suburbs and had to resend bills in mid-January. cleveland, "Third Federal customer balks at cashier’s check fee for withdrawal: Money Matters," 8 Mar. 2020 The village of Buffalo Grove is resending water bills to around 500 residents due to a printer error, according to village officials. Anna Kim,, "Buffalo Grove resends hundreds of water bills due to printer error," 8 Nov. 2019 When the doorbell is put back into configuration mode, the app will offer to reconnect the doorbell to the Wi-Fi network—and then resend the credentials to the doorbell in an HTTP message encoded in XML. Sean Gallagher, Ars Technica, "Ring-a-ding: IoT doorbell exposed customer Wi-Fi passwords to eavesdroppers," 8 Nov. 2019 Normally, when a package is returned to a sender, a company will try to find the right address and resend it. Christopher Elliott,, "Problem Solved: Where’s the refund for missing Samsung phone?," 13 Oct. 2019 But someone wrote the reversal code incorrectly, Slavkin said, prompting Cachet to resend the reversal order using the correct code. Ron Hurtibise,, "Direct deposit reversals strand hundreds of South Florida employees after payroll firm shuts down," 10 Sep. 2019 Heck, even the creator of PGP (OK, GPG, for you pedants), Phil Zimmerman himself, asked us back in 2014 to resend something to him in plaintext. Cyrus Farivar, Ars Technica, "Here’s how to send Ars confidential information, securely," 2 June 2018 That means setting up permanent vacation responders on Gmail and telling friends to resend files or video links that don’t require Google software. Greg Bensinger, Washington Post, "Never-Googlers: Web users take the ultimate step to guard their data," 23 July 2019

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First Known Use of resend

1534, in the meaning defined above

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17 May 2020

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“Resend.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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