re·​try | \(ˌ)rē-ˈtrī \
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.


re·​try | \ˈrē-ˌtrī \
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


circa 1673, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1960, in the meaning defined above

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

Legal Definition of retry 

: to try again

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something that serves to warn or remind

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