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reappear

re·ap·pear

reappear

pronunciation:
ri pir
features:
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: reappears, reappearing, reappeared
definition: to come into view again, or come into existence again.
The ship reappeared when the fog lifted.The rash reappeared two weeks after the treatment.Fashions from the fifties have begun to reappear.
derivation: reappearance (n.)
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The word reappear 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).