re·​weave (ˌ)rē-ˈwēv How to pronounce reweave (audio)
rewove (ˌ)rē-ˈwēv How to pronounce reweave (audio) or reweaved; rewoven (ˌ)rē-ˈwēv How to pronounce reweave (audio) or reweaved; reweaving

transitive verb

: to weave (something, such as yarn or cloth) again or anew
… unraveled the blankets … and rewove them into their own distinctive textiles.Gary N. Ross
All have mastered the art of reweaving and restoring rugs, hand-tying knots and matching yarns as the original weavers did.Rosa Colucci
often used figuratively
Citizens, seeing the broad systemic crisis of alienation … work in numerous ways to reweave the fabric of community …The (Mountain City, Tennessee) Tomahawk

Examples of reweave in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The House narrowly passed the centerpiece of President Biden’s domestic agenda on Friday, approving $2.2 trillion in spending over the next decade to battle climate change, expand health care and reweave the nation’s social safety net, over the unanimous opposition of Republicans. New York Times, 19 Nov. 2021 The package, which Mr. Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris are setting out to sell to the nation this week, proposes not just to deal with the pandemic, but to reweave the nation’s social-safety net and create an entirely new regime for fighting child poverty in the process. Gerald F. Seib, WSJ, 15 Mar. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1717, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of reweave was in 1717

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Cite this Entry

“Reweave.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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