re·​ap·​point (ˌ)rē-ə-ˈpȯint How to pronounce reappoint (audio)
reappointed; reappointing; reappoints

transitive verb

: to name officially to a position for a second or subsequent time : to appoint again
reappointed her to the board
reappointment noun
plural reappointments
These markets pretty much dictated … the reappointment of Alan Greenspan as Chairman of the Federal Reserve in 1996. Wall Street Journal

Examples of reappoint in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In 2019, Marcus left office when Gov. Gavin Newsom declined to reappoint her. Ian James, Los Angeles Times, 20 Mar. 2024 Marcus was the state water board’s chair until 2019, when Newsom declined to reappoint her after a controversial board decision to increase flow requirements in part of the delta, and instead appointed E. Joaquin Esquivel as chair. Ian James, Los Angeles Times, 22 Feb. 2024 The conversation and controversy arose as supervisors prepared to vote to reappoint Mohamed Taha Hassane, who had been one of the first commissioners named when the body was revived in 2020. Emily Alvarenga, San Diego Union-Tribune, 9 Feb. 2024 Trump is unlikely to reappoint Powell to a third term when his current one expires in 2026 (Biden appointed Powell to a second term that began in 2022). Jeff Stein, Washington Post, 7 Jan. 2024 Ultimately, the commission did not put forward the four votes required by law to reappoint Wolfe, with Democratic commissioners arguing a recent state Supreme Court ruling that allows such officials to stay in their positions beyond the expiration of their terms protects Wolfe's job. Journal Sentinel, 12 Jan. 2024 The decision to reappoint Moore had been widely expected as several commission members had signaled their support for him. Libor Jany, Los Angeles Times, 20 Dec. 2023 On April 10, Rep. Jones is sworn back in following a unanimous vote by the Nashville Metropolitan Council to reappoint him as an interim representative. CNN, 13 Nov. 2023 Under the city charter, the decision on whether to reappoint a police chief rests with the five-member civilian Police Commission But, in practice the final choice effectively rests with the mayor, who appoints the oversight body’s members. Libor Jany, Los Angeles Times, 20 Dec. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1611, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of reappoint was in 1611

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

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