re·​ac·​qui·​si·​tion (ˌ)rē-ˌa-kwə-ˈzi-shən How to pronounce reacquisition (audio)
plural reacquisitions
: the act or an instance of reacquiring something
a lender's reacquisition of mortgaged property
also : someone who or something that has been reacquired
… an offseason reacquisition thought to be a starting-caliber scorer off the bench. Jason Lieser

Examples of reacquisition in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web McManus was the driving force behind the network’s reacquisition of NFL rights in 1998. Joe Reedy, USA TODAY, 12 Feb. 2024 Grail has been held separately since the reacquisition. Gerry Smith, Fortune, 18 Dec. 2023 Per a statement from the Department of the Interior and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), the historic reacquisition includes a section of Fones Cliffs, a rocky outcropping on the east side of the Rappahannock River where Native people lived hundreds of years ago. Sarah Kuta, Smithsonian Magazine, 5 Apr. 2022 The tribe's reacquisition of its land was made possible by the family of William Dodge Angle, who provided the funds necessary for the Chesapeake Conservancy to purchase the 465 acres and donate the fee title to the Rappahannock Tribe. Zoe Sottile, CNN, 2 Apr. 2022 Interior Secretary Deb Haaland joined the Rappahannock Tribe, Chesapeake Conservancy and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in honor of the tribe's historic reacquisition of roughly 465 acres at Fones Cliffs. Kiara Alfonseca, ABC News, 1 Apr. 2022 But, among even the most restive Manchester United fans, the reacquisition of Ronaldo seemed, at last, like a cause for celebration. Ed Caesar, The New Yorker, 21 Jan. 2022 The Heat have no way to fit in his salary in a trade, nor are they allowed to make such a reacquisition. Ira Winderman,, 20 Nov. 2021 That reacquisition inspired Bulgari’s creative director, Lucia Silvestri, to design the Barocko necklace. Lindsay Talbot, New York Times, 13 Nov. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1719, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of reacquisition was in 1719

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“Reacquisition.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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