restart

verb
re·​start | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈstärt \
restarted; restarting; restarts

Definition of restart

transitive verb

1 : to start anew
2 : to resume (something, such as an activity) after interruption

intransitive verb

: to resume operation

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Other Words from restart

restart \ ˈrē-​ˌstärt , (ˌ)re-​ˈstärt \ noun
restartable \ (ˌ)re-​ˈstär-​tə-​bəl \ adjective

Examples of restart in a Sentence

They plan to restart negotiations next week. The tournament will restart tomorrow.

Recent Examples on the Web

Next: Lakers-Spurs Reignite Trade Talks for Kawhi Leonard Your video will play in: 5 seconds Lakers-Spurs Reignite Trade Talks for Kawhi Leonard An ESPN report suggests that the Lakers and Spurs have restarted trade talks for Kawhi Leonard. Jordan Mcpherson, miamiherald, "Shaq talks 'Uncle Drew,' dance moves and why he doesn't care about LeBron's decision," 29 June 2018 Next: Lakers-Spurs Reignite Trade Talks for Kawhi Leonard Your video will play in: 5 seconds Lakers-Spurs Reignite Trade Talks for Kawhi Leonard An ESPN report suggests that the Lakers and Spurs have restarted trade talks for Kawhi Leonard. Rick Bonnell, charlotteobserver, "Q&A: New coach James Borrego on his vision for Hornets, what's impressed him so far.," 28 June 2018 Education Department spokesman Chris Greene said the agency has hired more contractors since restarting the claims process in December. Washington Post, BostonGlobe.com, "Trump administration undermined student debt relief unit while claims mounted, watchdog finds," 15 June 2018 Uber has been given the green light by Pennsylvania officials to restart its self-driving car tests on public roads. Andrew J. Hawkins, The Verge, "Uber approved to restart self-driving tests in Pennsylvania," 18 Dec. 2018 Overturning the previous win would require them to restart the judicial process after waiting so long. Alex Ward, Vox, "Trump’s Justice Department is fighting US terrorist attack victims in the Supreme Court," 8 Nov. 2018 Boasberg ordered that the approval of the Kentucky project be vacated and sent it back to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services so the process could be restarted. Bruce Schreiner, The Seattle Times, "Kentucky governor loses another round in Medicaid fight," 20 Aug. 2018 Company officials had no information available on when the refinery would be restarted. Don Behm, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "No oil or asphalt from Superior refinery overflowed to waterways in wake of explosions and fires," 27 Apr. 2018 At a 1997 conference in Phoenix sponsored by drug maker Eli Lilly, a panel of academic psychiatrists produced a lengthy report detailing the symptoms, like balance problems, insomnia and anxiety, that went away when the pills were restarted. Benedict Carey And Robert Gebeloff, New York Times, "Many People Taking Antidepressants Discover They Cannot Quit," 7 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of restart

1749, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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The first known use of restart was in 1749

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restart

verb

English Language Learners Definition of restart

: to make (something) start again after it has stopped
: to start again after stopping

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