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Meaning of “re” in the English Dictionary

"re" in British English

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repreposition

uk   us   /riː/

renoun [S]

(also ray) uk   us   /reɪ/

re-prefix

uk   us   /riː-/ /ri-/ /rɪ-/

're

uk   /ər/  us   /ɚ/
short form of are: You're late.
(Definition of re from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"re" in American English

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repreposition

 us   /ri, reɪ/
(esp. in ​businessletters) about; on the ​subject of: Re ​yourmemoJuly 10, I have ​indeedreceived the ​order.

re-prefix

 us   /ri/
used esp. with ​verbs to ​add the ​meaning "do again": reactivate; reactivation; reassess; reassessment; reassign; recommence; re-create; redistribute; redistribution; redraft; reevaluate; reevaluation; refocus; reformulate; reformulation; reinterpret; reinterpretation; reinvest; reinvestment; reoccur; reorient; reorientation
(Definition of re from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"Re" in Business English

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Renoun [U]

uk   us  
abbreviation for reinsurance : used in the ​names of ​companies that ​deal with reinsurance: According to its ​website, Swiss Re is a ​leadingriskcarrier and ​worldwideprovider of ​financialservices.

repreposition

uk   /reɪ/  us   /riː/
COMMUNICATIONS, INTERNET used in the subjectline of an ​email to show that you are ​replying to an ​email that was ​sent to you with the same ​title. If you ​reply to an ​email, this word is ​automaticallyadded to the ​reply the ​person you are ​emailing receives: The ​email was titled "Re: Our Meeting Next Week."
COMMUNICATIONS used in ​businessletters to refer to a ​letter or something in a ​letter you have received and are ​replying to: Re your ​communication of 15 February...

re-prefix

uk   us   /riː-/
added in ​front of words to ​mean "again": rebranding rebuild reusable
(Definition of Re from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “re”
in Spanish En Respuesta a…
in Vietnamese về việc…
in Malaysian perkara…
in Thai อ้างถึง…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤用于商务信函中)关于,兹就,事涉…
in Indonesian perihal…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤用於商務信函中)關於,茲就,事涉…
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