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rebuild

re·build

rebuild

 
 
pronunciation:
ri bIld
features:
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: rebuilding, rebuilds, rebuilt
definition: to build again; repair.
We will rebuild the parts of the city that were destroyed by the hurricane.
antonyms:
demolish, ruin
similar words:
repair
Word Parts
The word rebuild contains the following part:
re- Latin prefix that means again; back or back again
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The prefix re- occurs in verbs that are Latin loanwords, where it can mean "again" (revise ) or "back again" (reflect ). It also attaches to English verbs (replay , rewind) with both meanings. Any verb can be prefixed by "re- " to indicate that an action is repeated. No hyphen is necessary unless the word formed is identical to an existing word (re-sign the document, but resign from a job).