reopen

reopen
reopen re‧o‧pen [riˈəʊpən ǁ -ˈoʊpən] verb [intransitive, transitive]
1. COMMERCE if a company, factory, business etc reopens, or someone reopens it, it starts to do business again after being closed:

• Its 13 offices will reopen for business today.

• The stock market reopened on Friday after the six-day holiday.

2. if discussions, talks etc reopen, or someone reopens them, they begin again after they had stopped:

• The union is seeking to reopen talks aimed at settling the strike.

3. LAW if a legal case is reopened, the facts of the case are considered again in order to decide whether the decision that was made was the right one

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reopen UK US /ˌriːˈəʊpən/ verb
[I or T] COMMERCE, WORKPLACE if a place or a business reopens or is reopened, it begins to operate, or it becomes open for people to use, after being closed for a period of time: »

Strikers will return to their jobs Friday, allowing the company to reopen all of the plants.

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We need to analyse investment prospects in light of how stock prices have behaved since the markets reopened.

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The store closed for renovations last autumn, and is due to reopen in the summer.

[I or T] to begin or to begin something again, after a period of time: reopen discussions/negotiations/talks »

The two companies have reopened talks about a possible merger or alliance.

debate/discussions reopen »

Debate has reopened over the 35-hour week.

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Shares in the company, suspended at 6.5p, could reopen at a premium this week.

[I or T] LAW if a formal process or a legal case reopens or is reopened, it begins again because new facts have appeared and the decision made originally may not have been correct: reopen a case/inquiry/investigation »

The case was reopened in 2010 after new evidence came to light.

[T] FINANCE to offer an additional amount on an existing bond, etc., at the same interest rate and with the same maturity date (= date on which it becomes ready to be paid): »

Kenya plans to reopen its 25-year bond this month and aims to raise as much as 15 billion shillings.

reopening noun [S or U]
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the grand reopening of the Royal Opera House

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the reopening of contract negotiations


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • reopen — re·open /ˌrē ō pən/ vt 1: to take up again reopen discussion 2: to resume the discussion or consideration of (a closed matter) reopen the contract to negotiate benefits 3: to try or hear (an action) anew esp. for the purpose of hearing new… …   Law dictionary

  • reopen — [rē ō′pən] vt., vi. 1. to open again 2. to begin again; resume [to reopen a debate] …   English World dictionary

  • Reopen — Re*o pen (r? ? p n), v. t. & i. To open again. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • reopen — 1733, from RE (Cf. re ) back, again + OPEN (Cf. open) (v.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • reopen — ► VERB ▪ open again …   English terms dictionary

  • reopen — [[t]rio͟ʊpən[/t]] reopens, reopening, reopened 1) V ERG If you reopen a public building such as a factory, airport, or school, or if it reopens, it opens and starts working again after it has been closed for some time. [V n] Iran reopened its… …   English dictionary

  • reopen — UK [riːˈəʊpən] / US [ˌrɪˈoʊpən] verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms reopen : present tense I/you/we/they reopen he/she/it reopens present participle reopening past tense reopened past participle reopened 1) if a process reopens, or if… …   English dictionary

  • reopen — re|o|pen [riˈəupən US ˈou ] v [I and T] 1.) if a theatre, restaurant etc reopens, or if it is reopened, it opens again after a period when it was closed ▪ The swimming pool will reopen in May. 2.) if you reopen a discussion, law case etc, or if… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • reopen — re|o|pen [ ,ri oupən ] verb intransitive or transitive 1. ) if a process reopens or someone reopens it, it begins again after a pause: The two sides have decided to reopen negotiations. 2. ) if a store, restaurant, theater, etc. reopens or… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • reopen — Date: 1733 transitive verb 1. to open again 2. a. to take up again ; resume < reopen discussion > b. to resume discussion or consideration of < reopen a contract > 3. to begin again intransitive verb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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