If you have already rated something and then you want to rate it again, what is the correct term?

Rerate or Re-rate?

  • What is the correct term? There is no single, correct term. One could say reevaluate. Also, different contexts might call for a different word. For example, say that, this morning, I wanted to change the number of stars on a Netflix movie that I reviewed last night, and, this afternoon, I wanted to make some substantial changes to a wine review I plan to submit to Food & Wine magazine. I'm not sure I'd use the same word to describe both actions. – J.R. Feb 5 '14 at 10:23

Both are possible, though re-rate is more transparent and thus easier on the reader. And of course you could simply say "change rating" or "rate again", as you just did.

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Both are acceptable forms.

"Rerate" is acceptable by dictionaries. Click on the embedded hyperlink for evidence.

Though as @RegDwight stated, "re-rate" is easier to be read.

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