re·elect | \ ˌrē-ə-ˈlekt \
reelected; reelecting; reelects

Definition of reelect 

transitive verb

: to elect for another term in office

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reelection \ˌrē-ə-ˈlek-shən \ noun

Examples of reelect in a Sentence

He was reelected to the school committee.

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In all three states, fewer than four-in-ten voters say Trump should be reelected; 35 percent in Arizona, 37 percent in Florida and 34 percent in Ohio. Chuck Todd, NBC News, "Meet the three most important states to watch over the next two years," 29 June 2018 The same network that elected Trump, CNN, may end up reelecting him. Greg Gutfeld, Fox News, "Gutfeld on the collapsing caravan," 5 Apr. 2018 Mexicans hit the polls Sunday to elect a president for a single six-year term and 628 members of the national congress, who for the first time in nearly a century can be reelected. Dudley Althaus, Washington Post, "Here’s what you need to know about Mexico’s presidential election," 1 July 2018 The Democrats targeted longtime Republican Rep. Roscoe Bartlett, who had been reelected in 2010 by a 28-percentage-point margin, but lost to a Democrat in the redrawn district in 2012 by 21 points. Robert Barnes, Anchorage Daily News, "Supreme Court sidesteps decision on partisan gerrymandering in rulings on Wisconsin, Maryland cases," 18 June 2018 For Donald Trump, this is about the business of getting reelected, and having this red-meat issue to engage his base. Albert Breer,, "For Pete Carroll’s Seahawks, It’s Time to Compete Again," 11 June 2018 Miller concocted his theorem to explain why state Rep. Ken Dunkin, a Democrat, got whooped, while state Senator Sam McCann, a Republican, was reelected in the March 2016 primaries. Ben Joravsky, Chicago Reader, "News / Politics How Dems in red states can fight off Trump's vicious attacks," 31 May 2018 No doubt that whole investigation would have withered on the vine if Bush had not been reelected. Neil Swidey,, "How Democrats would be better off if Bill Clinton had never been president," 10 July 2018 Not fighting it as hard might allow the red state senators to get reelected and get Democrats in control of the Senate. NBC News, "Meet the Press - July 8, 2018," 8 July 2018

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First Known Use of reelect

1600, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of reelect

: to elect (someone) again


re·elect | \ ˌrē-ə-ˈlekt \
reelected; reelecting

Kids Definition of reelect

: to elect for another term

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