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

Other Words from reelect

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 Why is the campaign to reelect California Governor Gavin Newsom buying TV ads in Florida? Brett Clarkson, Sun Sentinel, 28 June 2022 This October, Brazilians will go to the polls to either reelect Bolsonaro or cast him out of office. Andre Pagliarini, The New Republic, 1 July 2022 Pritzker’s 2022 reelection campaign says that the governor’s focused on helping elect and reelect Democrats across the country this year. Paul Steinhauser, Fox News, 19 June 2022 Of course, some still came to the polls for the first of 10 consecutive days of early voting on Friday, driven by their desire for change or their eagerness to reelect their favorite leaders. Vanessa G. Sánchez, Washington Post, 10 June 2022 The department store said Wednesday that shareholders have voted to reelect all 13 of its director nominees, according to a preliminary tally at its shareholders’ meeting., 11 May 2022 Scarcely more than 1 in 10 voters cited the Supreme Court as the most important factor in their decision, according to exit polling, and of those a majority voted to reelect Trump. Los Angeles Times, 4 May 2022 Nebraska and West Virginia have no senators up for reelection, and both are overwhelmingly likely to elect or reelect Republican governors. Grayson Quay, The Week, 3 May 2022 On the debate stage, Fetterman said that the people of Braddock knew his character and chose to reelect him after that happened. Adam Brewster, CBS News, 16 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of reelect

1600, in the meaning defined above

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“Reelect.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2022.

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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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