Definition of retest in English:



[with object]
Pronunciation /riːˈtɛst/
  • Test (someone or something) again.

    • ‘The children were retested with appropriate levels of tests at the end of the first, second and third years of the study.’
    • ‘After six months I'll return to be retested for empirical proof of whether I achieved my own physical and mental goals.’
    • ‘Comparable results are found, too, in the Concordia University study which has retested a few hundred men 40 years after their original test on recruitment to the Canadian armed services in World War II.’
    • ‘Artificial sweeteners have been tested and retested in recent years, and the overwhelming majority of research suggests that they cause no harmful effects in healthy individuals.’
    • ‘Further, if one horse tests positive, other horses that came on the same plane may also need to be retested.’
    • ‘Last spring, I was informed I would need to be retested for my disability.’
    • ‘With their plethora of wonderful tunes, his mélodies appear spontaneous, but this was the result of extremely hard labour, in which every word and every chord was tested and retested.’
    • ‘Hopefully we'll retest it, it will go into clinical trials and it will help somebody.’
    • ‘One of the devices had already been tested in our labs, but we retested it once again under the same conditions as the others for a correct comparison.’
    • ‘The infected patients were treated and then retested after 2-3 months of treatment or after 6-8 months when treatment ended.’
    • ‘We set up our instruments, retesting the sound of Cooper's keyboard.’
    • ‘The project of retesting the elements of the seed-storage theory fell to the new director of the Wind River Experiment Station, Leo Isaac.’
    • ‘Your system should be tested and retested, not just by you, but also by a third party.’
    • ‘I was being retested after a previous result came back ‘inconclusive.’’
    • ‘Next day, the volunteers were divided into three groups and retested.’
    • ‘They test and retest recipes to see what makes the best cookie, cake or ham.’
    • ‘Every new feature is tested and then retested and then meticulously scheduled to enter the production build.’
    • ‘The infants were retested at nine months of age.’
    • ‘Seven years later in 1956 he followed up the results by retesting the group.’
    • ‘For example, when a test has to be recalled because information has been stolen, even those who had nothing to do with the scandal don't get their test scored and have to be retested.’


Pronunciation /ˈriːtɛst/
  • An act of retesting someone or something.

    ‘he was freed on bond days after the retest and now is seeking a pardon’
    • ‘The form also included a tear-off sheet that solicited participant phone numbers for follow-up; these were number-coded to match the original questionnaire and retained for tracking retests.’
    • ‘Representative plates from retests of mutant candidates are shown.’
    • ‘She knew that she could press ahead - and try to pass a retest in a month or two - but faculty members encouraged her to think about repeating her second-year coursework instead.’
    • ‘I find out the final results of my retests next week.’
    • ‘In this study we used data from each of the three retests: Time 2, Time 3, and Time 4.’
    • ‘We did two more ‘sessions’ before he took the retest, and the effort paid off - 71%, almost a B.’
    • ‘Typically, students would first sit for these exams in the 9th or 10th grade and enjoy multiple opportunities for retests.’
    • ‘I spent last month trying to talk a neighbor's mother into letting her 19-year-old daughter take her retests in a leading pharmaceutical college.’
    • ‘How about this; I vote we go for mandatory 5 or 10 year retests.’
    • ‘These retests should also deter a driver from consuming alcohol while driving.’
    • ‘The retest date is there because drugs can lose their potency with time.’
    • ‘Only two of the 12 reacted to the large dose of MSG but not the placebo in the retest.’
    • ‘He was running a complex array of benchmarks, and occasionally running retests.’
    • ‘Across the entire sample, 52.7% of the inconsistent pairs were switched on retest, with only 6.9% of the ten randomly selected consistent choices switched on retest.’
    • ‘The retests were essentially a repeat of steps 3 and 6, only with 10-15 vials per line instead of only 3.’
    • ‘They're so confident that if you don't pass your test at the license bureau after completing their program, they'll pay for the retest.’
    • ‘The results of the camera movement retest are shown in Table 4.’
    • ‘The study has been prompted by the fact the number of retests has more than doubled since 1999.’
    • ‘I need some help on the English assignment, and seems to me you'll need some tutoring before the math retest.’
    • ‘My cholesterol began to edge up with each retest.’