verb re·in·vest \ˌrē-ən-ˈvest\

: to use (the profits of an investment) to buy more investments

: to use (money that a business has earned) to improve the business

: to spend money, time, energy, etc., to make improvements to something valuable

Full Definition of REINVEST

transitive verb
:  to invest again or anew
a :  to invest (as income from investments) in additional securities
b :  to invest (as earnings) in a business rather than distribute as dividends or profits

Examples of REINVEST

  1. Many investors reinvest their dividends.
  2. Before you reinvest, consider your options carefully.
  3. The company reinvests a portion of its profits in new products.

First Known Use of REINVEST

circa 1611


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