Not as in "reaction" but as in "to act again."

Example sentence:

He wanted to re-acted his part of the script.

I tried searching re-act on the Internet. But I only got react.


Although you can use re-act in that sense (it's more the prefix re applied to the word act), the explicitly defined word is reenact:

1 : to enact (something, such as a law) again
2 : to act or perform again
3 : to repeat the actions of (an earlier event or incident)

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    Reenact would be a good word if he's duplicating a prior performance, e.g, but not if he's acting again and hoping to achieve different results. It has a flavour of a recreation of something with an air of being faithful to the original – Jim MacKenzie May 15 '18 at 17:54

Yes, re-act is spelled with a hyphen specifically to avoid confusion with react and it means

To act, do, or perform a second time.

The Oxford English Dictionary calls it a "rare" word. Nevertheless, it has an example usage from the Times (London) from 2007:

If you owned both a green carpet and a stripey cat, you could re-act classic scenes from Life On Earth in your own home.

So, feel free to use it. In context, it should be clear what it means.

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You can use replay as in:

One could limit the scene to 8 lines of dialog per player. Then ask the players to replay the scene

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No, re-act can't be used like that.

You can use "repeat", as "He wanted to repeat his part of the script." (possibly ambiguous) Another possiblity is "redo".

Or you can use a rephrasing:

He wanted perform his scene again.

He wanted a second take. (In the context of video)

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