re·​sur·​vey (ˌ)rē-sər-ˈvā How to pronounce resurvey (audio)
resurveyed; resurveying

transitive verb

: to survey (something or someone) again
He had streets resurveyed to make sure that roads were properly straight …Geographical Review
… discovered that when newlywed couples were resurveyed after a two year period, those whose marriage had soured recalled that things had always been bad …Dominic Beaulieu-Prévost and Antonio Zadra

Examples of resurvey in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Firefighting foam The bill would require the DNR to survey or resurvey local fire departments about their use and possession of foam containing PFAS, and contract with a third-party group to collect the foam. Laura Schulte, Journal Sentinel, 15 May 2023 Williams said the school system plans to resurvey families about their learning preferences — hybrid or remote — in November. Hannah Natanson, Washington Post, 27 Oct. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1609, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of resurvey was in 1609

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“Resurvey.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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