Etymology
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re 

"with reference to," used from c. 1700 in legalese, from Latin (in) re "in the matter of," from ablative of res "property, goods; matter, thing, affair," from Proto-Italic *re-, from PIE *reh-i- "wealth, goods" (source also of Sanskrit rayi- "property, goods," Avestan raii-i- "wealth"). Its non-legalese use is execrated by Fowler in three different sections of "Modern English Usage."

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re-charge (v.)

"rush at or attack back or again," intransitive, 1590s, from re- "back, again" + charge (v.). Related: Re-charged; re-charging.

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re-evaluate (v.)

also reevaluate, "evaluate again," 1903, from re- + evaluate. Related: Re-evaluated; re-evaluating.

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re-serve (v.)

"serve again, serve what has been served previously," 1866, from re- "back, again" + serve (v.). Spelled with a hyphen to distinguish it from reserve. Related: Re-served; re-serving.

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re-engineer (v.)

"design and construct anew," 1944; see re- "back, again" + engineer (v.). Related: Re-engineered; re-engineering.

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re-engender (v.)

"regenerate," 1540s; see re- "back, again" + engender. Related: Re-engendered; re-engendering.

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re-lay (v.)

"to lay again, lay a second time" 1580s, from re- "back, again" + lay (v.). With hyphenated spelling and full pronunciation of the prefix to distinguish it from relay. Related: Re-laid; re-laying.

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re-charge (v.)

"rush at or attack back or again," intransitive, 1590s, from re- "back, again" + charge (v.). Related: Re-charged; re-charging.

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re-enforcement (n.)

also reenforcement, "act of re-enforcing; state of being re-enforced; that which gives fresh strength to," c. 1600, from re- "back, again" + enforcement or else formed as a noun to go with re-enforce. Compare reinforcement.

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re-experience (v.)

also reexperience, "experience again or anew," 1789, from re- "back, again" + experience (v.). Related: Re-experienced; re-experiencing.

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