When you rediscover something, you find it or claim it again, the way you rediscover your Scottish heritage after you rediscover your fondness for wearing a kilt and playing the bagpipe.

People who rediscover their roots or their past get back in touch with something that had been lost or hidden for some time. Making your mom's chocolate chip cookie recipe, for example, might help you rediscover your love of baking after being out of practice for years. Rediscover adds the "again" prefix re- to discover, which comes from the Latin roots dis-, "opposite of," and cooperire, "to cover up."

Definitions of rediscover

v discover again

“I rediscovered the books that I enjoyed as a child”
Type of:
see for the first time; make a discovery

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