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Princeton's WordNet

  1. reenactverb

    enact or perform again

    "They reenacted the battle of Princeton"

  2. reenactverb

    enact again

    "Congress reenacted the law"

  3. enact, reenact, act outverb

    act out; represent or perform as if in a play

    "She reenacted what had happened earlier that day"


  1. reenactverb

    To enact again.

  2. reenactverb

    To recreate an event, especially a historical battle.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Reenactverb

    To enact anew.

    Etymology: re and enact.

    The construction of ships was forbidden to senators, by a law made by Claudius the tribune, and reenacted by the Julian law of concessions. John Arbuthnot, on Coins.


  1. reenact

    Reenact refers to the act of performing or carrying out again a previous event or action, typically in a detailed manner for the purpose of recreation, education or entertainment. It often involves historical events and is common in theatre, film, and ceremonies.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Reenactverb

    to enact again

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of reenact in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of reenact in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of reenact in a Sentence

  1. Robert M. Hensel:

    Hands of time move us forward, never back. Only memories frozen in mind, can we reenact.

  2. Antonin Artaud:

    Hell is of this world and there are men who are unhappy escapees from hell, escapees destined ETERNALLY to reenact their escape.

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