reopen

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re- +‎ open

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reopen (third-person singular simple present reopens, present participle reopening, simple past and past participle reopened)

  1. (transitive) To open (something) again.
    • 1920, Breckinridge Long, US Ambassador to Italy, a speech titled America's Accomplishments
      From the moment of the declaration by Germany, she would reopen her inhuman warfare by the indiscriminate use of submarines.
  2. (intransitive) To open again.
    • 1933, Franklin Roosevelt, Roosevelt's Fireside Chat, 12 March 1933
      The new law allows the twelve Federal Reserve Banks to issue additional currency on good assets and thus the banks which reopen will be able to meet every legitimate call.

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