- Word Parts
|part of speech:
||rebuilding, rebuilds, rebuilt
||to build again; repair.
We will rebuild the parts of the city that were destroyed by the hurricane.
- demolish, ruin
- similar words:
||convert, overhaul, restore
The word rebuild
contains the following part:
that means again; back or back again
More about this word part:
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).