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

transitive verb

: to send again or back

Examples of resend in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Others were told to have their doctors resend prescriptions multiple times only to be told there was no drug at all. Sydney Lupkin, NPR, 17 Apr. 2024 In the case of a collision, the sending computer resends its packet with a delay that has both a random component and an exponentially increasing component that depends on the number of collisions. IEEE Spectrum, 7 Apr. 2024 And people often try to resend messages that don’t appear to make it through right away, which piles on more requests. IEEE Spectrum, 28 Dec. 2018 For instance, if your primary address is with Yahoo, try creating a new account on Gmail and have the sender resend it to the new address. Ken Colburn, USA TODAY, 23 June 2023 Don’t ask why, just modify the form and resend it. Michelle Ye Hee Lee, Washington Post, 24 Aug. 2022 Tap the checkmark to resend or the X to revert the message. Tim Newcomb, Popular Mechanics, 27 Sep. 2022 The Prince George’s County Board of Elections announced its sample ballot issue June 21, confirmed that mail-in ballots were not affected, and pledged to resend correct sample ballots. Daniel Wu, Washington Post, 7 July 2022 Specifically, iOS 16 beta 2 will now resend edited iMessages to the iPhone users on older software. Chris Smith, BGR, 23 June 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1534, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of resend was in 1534

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Cite this Entry

“Resend.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

Kids Definition


re·​send rē-ˈsend How to pronounce resend (audio)
resent -ˈsent How to pronounce resend (audio) ; resending
: to send again or back
resent a returned letter

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