Definition of reapply in English:

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Pronunciation: /riːəˈplʌɪ/

verb (reapplies, reapplying, reapplied)

1 [no object] Make another application or request: he intended to reapply for his old post
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  • While those over 70 have to reapply for a driving licence every three years, they are allowed to fill out the medical questionnaire themselves.
  • He will have to take an extended driving test if he reapplies for a driving licence.
  • Under new legislation, all licensees have had to reapply for their licence - whether they want to just convert their existing licence or vary it to include extended hours or entertainment.
2 [with object] Apply (an existing rule or principle) in a different context: principles that may be reapplied in different circumstances
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  • The source code itself can be sometimes reused, but more importantly, the learning that is represented in the source code can be reapplied in different contexts without major problems.
  • When I went over there to his office in Switzerland, he was still truly a regional architect, taking those principles that he had learned and reapplying them in this new context.
  • He explains that he's reapplied those principles learned in France at his restaurants.
3 [with object] Spread (a substance) on a surface again: reapply the sunscreen hourly
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  • He reapplied some different ointments and re-wrapped some all of the bandages he just took off.
  • I quickly pull out a strawberry flavored lip gloss and gently apply, then reapply it to my lips.
  • Apply it 30 minutes before exposure and reapply every 2 hours.



Pronunciation: /ˌriːaplɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/
Example sentences
  • Cost for a new application is $3.60 per linear foot, a reapplication is $2.95 per linear foot and dust control along a secondary highway is $5 per linear foot.
  • A Scottsdale, Arizona, company has developed an environmentally friendly answer to slippery grips that does not require constant reapplication or disappear with sweat.
  • The lady in question is a Carlow Town native who wishes to remain anonymous lest her imminent reapplication for the medical card be jeopardised.
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