rewrite etymology

English word rewrite comes from English write, English re-

Detailed word origin of rewrite

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
write English (eng) (ambitransitive) To form letters, words or symbols on a surface in order to communicate.. (computing, intransitive, with to) To record data mechanically or electronically.. (intransitive) To be an author.. (transitive) To be the author of (a book, article, poem, etc.).. (transitive) To send written information to.. (transitive) To show (information, etc) in written form.. (transitive, South [...]
re- English (eng) A completive or intensification of the base; up, a-, out. Again, anew. Back, backward.
rewrite English (eng) To write again (without changing).. To write again, differently (to modify). Something that has been written again.. The act of writing again or anew.

Words with the same origin as rewrite

Descendants of write
handwriting writing
Descendants of re-
reborn rebuild recall recognize reconsider reconstruction recover recreate redo refill relay release remark reopen repair replace replacement reschedule reset resign resort rethink retire rewind