re·​elect | \ ˌrē-ə-ˈlekt How to pronounce reelect (audio) \
reelected; reelecting; reelects

Definition of reelect

transitive verb

: to elect for another term in office

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reelection \ ˌrē-​ə-​ˈlek-​shən How to pronounce reelect (audio) \ noun

Examples of reelect in a Sentence

He was reelected to the school committee.
Recent Examples on the Web In June 2017, Iranians had shown up in droves to reelect President Hassan Rouhani in what was seen as a referendum on his landmark deal. Cnn Staff, CNN, 20 June 2021 After the proxy fight came to a vote earlier this year, Blucora shareholders voted to reelect the company’s 10 current board members, rejecting Ancora’s nominees. Natalie Walters, Dallas News, 16 June 2021 The Club for Growth, a conservative group in Washington, has promised to spend heavily to reelect Lee. Matt Canham, The Salt Lake Tribune, 5 June 2021 Lipman, who was elected to Israel’s parliament in 2013, lost his Knesset seat in 2015 when his party did not win enough seats to reelect him., 10 May 2021 That approval is all the more striking because Trump, who viewed the Dow as a barometer of his success, warned repeatedly during the 2020 campaign that the market would implode if Americans failed to reelect him. Matt Egan, CNN, 29 Apr. 2021 In November, 57 percent of the voters here chose to reelect Donald Trump. Bill Donahue, Washington Post, 24 Feb. 2021 The senator responded by embracing his role as a leader of the GOP establishment in Wisconsin, working to elect and reelect Republicans up and down the ballot. David M. Drucker, Washington Examiner, 25 Dec. 2020 The union also spent more than $1 million on efforts to reelect Lacey. David Zahniser, Los Angeles Times, 15 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of reelect

1600, in the meaning defined above

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23 Jul 2021

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“Reelect.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Aug. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of reelect

: to elect (someone) again


re·​elect | \ ˌrē-ə-ˈlekt How to pronounce reelect (audio) \
reelected; reelecting

Kids Definition of reelect

: to elect for another term

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