Definition of reopen in English:


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transitive verb

[with object]
  • Open again.

    ‘after being renovated the house was reopened to the public’
    • ‘the trial reopens on March 6th’
    • ‘Monck reopened negotiations with Charles II, effected his restoration, and met him on the beach at Dover.’
    • ‘India's fear that substantive negotiations will reopen the state's accession to India is unreal.’
    • ‘In its last pitch it made a desperate bid to reopen the trial, calling new witnesses, and this was of course refused.’
    • ‘The White House today was reopened for the very first time to tours, public tours.’
    • ‘He is a strong advocate for reopening Aranda House as a youth refuge, but says his appeals to the NT Government are falling on deaf ears.’
    • ‘The ability to reopen proceedings after the ordinary appeal process has been concluded can also create injustice.’
    • ‘The defendants were directed to bring a motion to reopen the trial.’
    • ‘There are competing interests seen in a motion to reopen the trial.’
    • ‘He wanted to assure the public that by reopening this building there is to danger to anyone in the area being affected by anthrax.’
    • ‘Only when the main roads are reopened does the traffic become normal.’
    • ‘Crozier Field was finally reopened for business last Saturday with the official open day.’
    • ‘Organised by the Energy Research Centre, the conference comes just as Britain reopens the debate of whether to expand Britain's nuclear power capacity.’
    • ‘I think having a cinema will mean that kids can go somewhere in the evening and it might guilt the council into reopening the ice rink.’
    • ‘Most Londoners resent attempts to repair it and support the idea of reopening it.’
    • ‘The matter has now been reopened to cover more of the alleged homophobes.’
    • ‘They asked him to reopen his bank and cash their cheque.’
    • ‘Perhaps he was simply reluctant to reopen a debate that came to define, if not paralyse, much of his second term.’
    • ‘Normal settling of your house opens new entry routes and reopens old ones.’
    • ‘He therefore saw no justification to reopen the proceeding before him.’
    • ‘By mid-November, once the newly paved road has fully hardened, it will be reopened to bus traffic.’
    resume, return to, pick up again, take up again, come back to, reopen, begin again, start again, restart, recommence



/ˌrēˈōp(ə)n/ /ˌriˈoʊp(ə)n/