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

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 2 Feb. 2023.

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