retry

verb
re·​try | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈtrī How to pronounce retry (audio) \
retried; retrying

Definition of retry

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 transitive + intransitive : to try (something) again to see if it is successful, working, or satisfactory He retried downloading the program. Turn the device and the router off for at least ten seconds, then turn them back on and retry the connection.— Ankit Banerjee a restaurant that might be worth retrying After a certain number of failed attempts, the system will stop retrying.
2 transitive, law : to try (someone or something) judicially for a second time Prosecutors decided to retry the case. retry a defendant He was retried on the manslaughter charge.

retry

noun
re·​try | \ ˈrē-ˌtrī How to pronounce retry (audio) \
plural retries

Definition of retry (Entry 2 of 2)

: a new attempt or try The website loaded on the third retry.

First Known Use of retry

Verb

circa 1673, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1960, in the meaning defined above

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“Retry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/retry. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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retry

transitive verb
re·​try | \ ˌrē-ˈtrī \
retried; retrying

Legal Definition of retry

: to try again

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