Definition of reopen in English:



[with object]
  • Open again.

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