re·​ac·​quire (ˌ)rē-ə-ˈkwī(-ə)r How to pronounce reacquire (audio)
reacquired; reacquiring; reacquires

transitive verb

: to acquire again: such as
: to regain as one's own
… the Saad that returns to Chicago this fall, reacquired in a stunning trade for Artemi Panarin, brings more than just a more worldly view of the NHL with him.Mark Lazerus
: to relocate and hold (something previously held) in a detector
The submarine slowed to reacquire the target.Tom Clancy

Examples of reacquire in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After making 16 starts at right tackle in the AFC West, Brown was reacquired by the Patriots in 2021 as future selections in the fifth and seventh rounds changed hands. Oliver Thomas, Forbes, 19 Feb. 2024 The property was reacquired by Jeffrey Soffer’s Fontainebleau Development, in partnership with Koch Real Estate Investments, in 2021 and finally completed this year. Tim Chan, The Hollywood Reporter, 14 Dec. 2023 Kansas City just reacquired speedy receiver Mecole Hardman, giving Mahomes another target. Jeff Miller, Los Angeles Times, 21 Oct. 2023 Several owners came and went before Soffer and Fontainebleau Development, in partnership with Koch Real Estate Investments, reacquired the property in 2021. Melinda Sheckells, Billboard, 17 Oct. 2023 On Tuesday, the Dodgers completed a trade with the Boston Red Sox to reacquire Hernández, the veteran utility man who spent six years with the club from 2015 to 2020. Houston Mitchell, Los Angeles Times, 26 July 2023 That began a long association with the Dodgers, with only a brief interruption to pitch for the Kansas City A’s in 1956 and as a minor leaguer with the New York Yankees in 1956 and 1957 before being reacquired by the Dodgers in 1957. Houston Mitchell, Los Angeles Times, 27 Sep. 2023 After reacquiring the property in 2021 in partnership with Koch Real Estate Investments, Soffer and Fontainebleau Development were back in business. Bailey Richards, Peoplemag, 20 Sep. 2023 Guess – While other peer companies are flocking to the exits, this clothing giant is inexplicably doubling down on its Russian investments by reacquiring stakes in its Russian business from local partners while apparently increasing revenues significantly post-invasion. Steven Tian, Fortune, 11 July 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1627, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of reacquire was in 1627

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“Reacquire.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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