re·​start | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈstärt How to pronounce restart (audio) \
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 How to pronounce restart (audio) , (ˌ)re-​ˈstärt How to pronounce restart (audio) \ noun
restartable \ (ˌ)re-​ˈstär-​tə-​bəl How to pronounce restartable (audio) \ adjective

Examples of restart in a Sentence

They plan to restart negotiations next week. The tournament will restart tomorrow.
Recent Examples on the Web However, as MLive’s Ron Fonger and Isis Simpson-Mersha report, talks between UAW and GM have restarted following a day of picketing., "UAW, GM resume talks amid nationwide auto worker strike: The Flyover," 17 Sep. 2019 One is simply to get back in business and restart the career, making up for lost time. Jon Wertheim,, "Mailbag: U.S. Open Week One; Should We Buy the Coco Gauff Hype?," 29 Aug. 2019 Deliberations restarted that day with the new jury that included Billings. Megan Cassidy,, "Ghost Ship trial: Jurors deadlocked over landlord responsibility, legal standard," 7 Sep. 2019 But as of 2017, Roscosmos indicated it, too, was interested in restarting its space tourism programs, though the first private cosmonauts aren’t scheduled to arrive on the ISS until 2021, after NASA’s private astronauts. Stefanie Waldek, Condé Nast Traveler, "You Can Soon Vacation in Space for $35,000 Per Night," 10 June 2019 Kim and Trump met again at the Korean border in late June and agreed to restart diplomacy, but there have no public meetings between the sides since then. Washington Post, "North Korea fires projectiles after offering talks with US," 10 Sep. 2019 Kim and Trump met again at the Korean border in late June and agreed to restart diplomacy, but there have no public meetings between the sides since then. NBC News, "North Korea fires 2 projectiles after offering talks with US," 10 Sep. 2019 Unpassed measures must be typically restarted from scratch when the next session begins. Katherine Dunn, Fortune, "How Boris Johnson Just Put the Queen in an Unprecedented Brexit Bind," 28 Aug. 2019 The two leaders agreed to restart working-level negotiations in June, but since then the United States has so far been unsuccessful in attempts to get talks going. Reuters, The Mercury News, "North Korea reportedly launches two more missiles," 23 Aug. 2019

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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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How to pronounce restart (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of restart

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

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