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reopen

verb
 
 
/ˌriːˈəʊpən/
[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. We need to analyse investment prospects in light of how stock prices have behaved since the markets reopened. 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. 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]
(Definition of reopen from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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