reannex

verb
re·​an·​nex | \ (ˌ)rē-ə-ˈneks How to pronounce reannex (audio) , -ˈa-ˌneks \
reannexed; reannexing; reannexes

Definition of reannex

transitive verb

: to add or acquire back as a territory : to annex again After a brief period of Spanish control, New Orleans was reannexed by Napoleon …— James S. Wamsley

Other Words from reannex

reannexation \ (ˌ)rē-​ˌa-​ˌnek-​ˈsā-​shən How to pronounce reannexation (audio) \ noun, plural reannexations
the reannexation of formerly independent territories

First Known Use of reannex

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Reannex.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reannex. Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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