verb (used with object)
to sort or arrange (cards, papers, etc.) again.

1885–90; re- + sort

re-sort, resort. Unabridged


verb (used without object)
to have recourse for use, help, or accomplishing something, often as a final available option or resource: to resort to war.
to go, especially frequently or customarily: a beach to which many people resort.
a place to which people frequently or generally go for relaxation or pleasure, especially one providing rest and recreation facilities for vacationers: a popular winter resort.
habitual or general going, as to a place or person.
use of or appeal to some person or thing for aid, satisfaction, service, etc.; resource: to have resort to force; a court of last resort.
a person or thing resorted to for aid, satisfaction, service, etc.

1325–75; (v.) Middle English resorten < Old French resortir, equivalent to re- re- + sortir to go out, leave, escape, perhaps ultimately < Latin sortīrī to draw lots, though sense development unclear; (noun) Middle English < Old French ressort, derivative of ressortir

preresort, verb (used without object)

re-sort, resort. Unabridged
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resort (rɪˈzɔːt)
1.  (usually foll by to) to have recourse (to) for help, use, etc: to resort to violence
2.  to go, esp often or habitually; repair: to resort to the beach
3.  a place to which many people go for recreation, rest, etc: a holiday resort
4.  the use of something as a means, help, or recourse
5.  the act of going to a place, esp for recreation, rest, etc
6.  last resort the last possible course of action open to one
[C14: from Old French resortir to come out again, from re- + sortir to emerge]

re-sort (riːˈsɔːt)
(tr) to sort again

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Word Origin & History

late 14c., "that to which one has recourse for aid or assistance," from O.Fr. resort "resource, help," back-formation from resortir "to resort," lit. "to go out again," from re- "again" + sortir "go out" (see sortie). Meaning "place people go for recreation" is first recorded
1754. The verb is recorded from c.1460. Phrase in the last resort (1672) translates Fr. en dernier ressort, originally of legal appeals.
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Example sentences
Leary and her colleagues were able to find multiple rearrangements in each
  tumour without resorting to full-genome sequencing.
In this case they are resorting to a, you should drink as often as you want to
So the family probably has the resources to fund expansion without resorting to
  financial engineering.
The flourishing publishing industry makes no apology for resorting to this kind
  of cultural nationalism.
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