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REASSIGN, r[=e]-as-s[=i]n', _v.t._ to assign again: to transfer back what has been assigned.--_n._ REASSIGN'MENT.

REASSUME, r[=e]-as-s[=u]m', _v.t._ to assume or take again.--_n._ REASSUMP'TION.

REASSURE, r[=e]-a-sh[=oo]r', _v.t._ to assure anew: to give confidence to: to confirm: to insure an insurer.--_ns._ REASSUR'ANCE, repeated assurance: a second assurance against loss; REASSUR'ER.--_adj._ REASSUR'ING.--_adv._ REASSUR'INGLY.

REAST, r[=e]st, _v.t._ to dry or smoke (as meat). [_Roast._]

REATA, RIATA, r[=e]-a'ta, _n._ a rope of raw hide, used in America for catching animals. [Sp.,--L. _re-_, back, _aptare_, to fit on.]

REATTACH, r[=e]-at-tach', _v.t._ to attach again.--_n._ REATTACH'MENT.

REATTAIN, r[=e]-at-t[=a]n', _v.t._ to attain again.

REATTEMPT, r[=e]-at-temt', _v.t._ to attempt again.


REAVE, r[=e]v, _v.t._ to take away by violence:--_pa.t._ and _pa.p._ reft.--_n._ REAV'ER. [A.S. _reafian_, to rob--_reaf_, clothing, spoil; Ger.

_rauben_, to rob.]

REAWAKE, r[=e]-a-w[=a]k', _v.i._ to awake again.

REBALLING, r[=e]-bawl'ing, _n._ the catching of eels with earthworms fastened to a ball of lead.

REBAPTISE, r[=e]-bap-t[=i]z', _v.t._ to baptise again.--_ns._ REBAP'TISER; REBAP'TISM, REBAPTIS[=A]'TION; REBAP'TIST, one who baptises again: an anabaptist.

REBATE, r[=e]-b[=a]t', _v.t._ (_Shak._) to beat to obtuseness, to blunt: to beat back: to allow as discount.--_n._ R[=E]B[=A]TE'MENT, deduction: diminution: narrowing: (_her._) a shortening, as of one arm of a cross.

[Fr. _rebattre_, to beat back--L. _re-_, back, _battu[)e]re_, to beat.]

REBATE, r[=e]-b[=a]t', _n._ same as RABATE--also a hard freestone used in pavements: wood fastened to a handle in beating mortar.

REBEC, REBECK, r[=e]'bek, _n._ a musical instrument of the violin kind, with three strings played with a bow, introduced by the Moors into Spain.

[O. Fr. _rebec_ (Sp. _rabel_)--Ar. _rab[=a]ba_.]

REBECCAITE, r[=e]-bek'a-[=i]t, _n._ one of a set of rioters in South Wales, in 1843-44, who scoured the country by night, the leaders disguised in women's clothes, and threw down the toll-bars on the public roads; they were called 'Rebecca and her daughters,' from Gen. xxiv. 60.--_n._ REBECC'AISM.

REBEL, reb'el, _n._ one who rebels.--_adj._ rebellious.--_v.i._ (re-bel') to renounce the authority of the laws and government to which one owes allegiance, or to take up arms and openly oppose them: to oppose any lawful authority:--_pr.p._ rebel'ling; _pa.t._ and _pa.p._ rebelled'.--_n._ REBEL'LER, one who rebels: a rebel.--_adj._ REB'EL-LIKE (_Shak._), like a rebel.--_n._ REBELL'ION, act of rebelling: open opposition to lawful authority: revolt: the Great Rebellion in England from 1642 to 1660: the American civil war of 1861-65.--_adj._ REBELL'IOUS, engaged in rebellion: characteristic of a rebel or rebellion: (of things) refractory.--_adv._ REBELL'IOUSLY, in a rebellious manner: in opposition to lawful authority.--_n._ REBELL'IOUSNESS.--_adj._ REB'ELLY, rebellious. [Fr.

_rebelle_--L. _rebellis_, insurgent--_re-_, again, _bellum_, war.]

REBELLOW, r[=e]-bel'[=o], _v.i._ (_Spens._) to bellow in return: to echo back a loud noise.

REBIND, r[=e]-b[=i]nd', _v.t._ to bind anew.

REBIRTH, r[=e]-b[.e]rth', _n._ a new entrance into a living form, according to the doctrine of metempsychosis.

REBITE, r[=e]-b[=i]t', _v.t._ to freshen worn lines in a plate.

REBOANT, reb'[=o]-ant, _adj._ rebellowing: loudly resounding.--_n._ REBO[=A]'TION. [L. _reboans_, _-antis_, pr.p. of _rebo[=a]re_--_re-_, again, _bo[=a]re_, to cry aloud.]

REBOIL, r[=e]-boil', _v.t._ and _v.i._ to cause to boil again.

REBORN, r[=e]-bawrn', _adj._ endowed with fresh life.

REBOUND, r[=e]-bownd', _v.i._ to bound or start back: to bound repeatedly: to recoil: to reverberate: to re-echo.--_v.t._ to repeat as an echo.--_n._ act of rebounding: recoil.

REBRACE, r[=e]-br[=a]s', _v.t._ to renew the strength of.

REBUFF, r[=e]-buf', _n._ a. beating back: sudden check: defeat: unexpected refusal.--_v.t._ to beat back: to check: to repel violently: to refuse. [O.

Fr. _rebuffe_--It. _rebuffo_, a reproof--It. _ri_ (--L. _re-_), back, _buffare_, to puff.]

REBUILD, r[=e]-bild', _v.t._ to build again: to renew.--_n._ REBUILD'ER.

REBUKE, r[=e]-b[=u]k', _v.t._ to check with reproof: to chide or reprove: (_B._) to chasten.--_n._ direct reproof: reprimand: reprobation: (_B._) chastisement: a severe check.--_adjs._ REB[=U]K'ABLE; REBUKE'FUL.--_adv._ REBUKE'FULLY.--_n._ REB[=U]K'ER.--_adv._ REB[=U]K'INGLY. [O. Fr.

_rebouquer_ (Fr. _reboucher_), from _re-_, back, _bouque_ (Fr. _bouche_), the mouth--L. _bucca_, the cheek.]

REBULLITION, r[=e]-bul-ish'un, _n._ a renewed effervescence. [L.

_rebull[=i]re_, to bubble up.]

REBURSE, r[=e]-b[.e]rs', _v.t._ to pay over again. [L. _re-_, again, _bursa_, purse.]

REBUS, r[=e]'bus, _n._ an enigmatical representation of a name or thing by using pictorial devices for letters, syllables, or parts of words: a riddle: (_her._) a coat of arms bearing an allusion to the name of the bearer:--_pl._ R[=E]'BUSES. [L., _res_, a thing--prob. from the device speaking to the beholder _non verbis sed rebus_.]

REBUT, r[=e]-but', _v.t._ to butt or drive back: to repel: to reject: (_law_) to oppose by argument or proof.--_v.i._ (_law_) to return an answer:--_pr.p._ rebut'ting; _pa.t._ and _pa.p._ rebut'ted.--_adj._ R[=E]BUT'TABLE.--_ns._ R[=E]BUT'TAL; R[=E]BUT'TER, that which rebuts: a plaintiff's answer to a defendant's rejoinder. [O. Fr. _rebuter_, to repulse--L. _re-_, back, Mid. High Ger. _b[=o]zen_, to beat.]

RECALCITRANT, r[=e]-kal'si-trant, _adj._ showing repugnance or opposition: refractory.--_v.i._ or (rarely) _v.t._ RECAL'CITRATE, to show repugnance.--_n._ RECALCITR[=A]'TION. [L. _recalcitrans_, -antis--_re-_, back, calcitr[=a]re, _-[=a]tum_, to kick--_calx_, _calcis_, the heel.]

RECALESCE, r[=e]-kal-es', _v.t._ to show anew a state of glowing heat.--_n._ RECALES'CENCE (_phys._), a peculiar behaviour of iron when cooling from a white-heat. At 1000, e.g., it glows more brilliantly for a short time. [L. _re-_, again, _calesc[)e]re_, to grow hot.]

RECALL, r[=e]-kawl', _v.t._ to call back: to command to return: to revoke: to call back to mind.--_n._ act of recalling or revoking: a signal to soldiers to return.--_adj._ RECALL'ABLE, capable of being recalled.--_n._ RECAL'MENT, revocation.

RECANT, r[=e]-kant', _v.t._ to withdraw (a former declaration): to retract.--_v.i._ to revoke a former declaration: to unsay what has been said, esp. to declare one's renunciation of a religious belief which one formerly maintained.--_ns._ R[=E]CANT[=A]'TION, act of recanting: a declaration contradicting a former one; R[=E]CANT'ER.

RECAPITULATE, r[=e]-ka-pit'[=u]-l[=a]t, _v.t._ to go over again the chief points of anything.--_n._ RECAPIT[=U]L[=A]'TION, act of recapitulating: a summary of the main points of a preceding speech, treatise, &c.--_adjs._ RECAPIT'[=U]L[=A]TIVE; RECAPIT'[=U]L[=A]TORY, repeating again: containing a recapitulation. [L. _recapitul[=a]re_, _-[=a]tum_--_re-_, again, _capitulum_--caput, head.]

RECAPTION, r[=e]-kap'shun, _n._ reprisal: (_law_) taking back goods, wife, or children from one who has no right to detain them.

RECAPTURE, r[=e]-kap't[=u]r, _v.t._ to capture back or retake, esp. a prize from a captor.--_n._ act of retaking: a prize recaptured.--_n._ RECAP'TOR.

RECARBURISE, r[=e]-kar'b[=u]-r[=i]z, _v.t._ to restore the carbon to metal from which it has been removed.--_n._ RECARBONIS[=A]'TION.

RECARNIFY, r[=e]-kar'ni-f[=i], _v.t._ to convert again into flesh. [L.

_re-_, again, _carnify_, to change into flesh.]

RECARRY, r[=e]-kar'i, _v.t._ to carry back or anew.--_n._ RECARR'IAGE.

RECAST, r[=e]-kast', _v.t._ to cast or throw again: to cast or mould anew: to compute a second time.--_n._ a moulding or shaping anew, as of a book.

RECEDE, r[=e]-s[=e]d', _v.i._ to go or fall back: to retreat: to bend or tend in a backward direction: to withdraw: to give up a claim.--_v.t._ to cede back, as to a former possessor.--_adj._ RECED'ING, sloping backward.

[L. _reced[)e]re_, recessum--_re-_, back, _ced[)e]re_, to go.]

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