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 reelection (audio) \ noun

Examples of reelect in a Sentence

He was reelected to the school committee.

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In 2016, only four years after a record black turnout helped reelect President Obama, the black turnout rate for Hillary Clinton plunged — falling to roughly 60% in 2016 from a record high of nearly 67% in 2012, according to the Pew Research Center. Clarence Page,, "Column: Will Donald Trump’s ‘go back’ racial strategy backfire?," 2 Aug. 2019 Paxton, a Republican who was reelected in November to a second term, was indicted on securities fraud charges four years ago. Lauren Mcgaughy, Dallas News, "Special prosecutors targeting Texas AG Ken Paxton ask judge to determine their pay," 19 July 2019 The state trended blue in the 2018 midterm elections, electing Democratic Gov. Tony Evers and reelecting Sen. Tammy Baldwin. John Mccormick, WSJ, "One Year From Democratic Convention, Hunt Is On for Donors—and Hotel Rooms," 12 July 2019 Opposition leader Anthony Albanese suggested that police might have held off the raids until after the conservative government had been reelected less than three weeks before the search warrants were executed. Washington Post, "Broadcaster demands Australia police drop probe of reporters," 11 July 2019 Whelan pointed out in his ruling Monday that some of the unflattering opinion columns the defense cited in its motion were published before the 2018 election and voters reelected Hunter anyway. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Judge rules against Rep. Duncan Hunter on motion to remove prosecutors in criminal case over alleged bias," 8 July 2019 Rich: The Trump reelect launch, and his endless George Stephanopoulos interview. Nr Staff, National Review, "The Editors Podcast: Restarts, Rallies, and Regulations," 22 June 2019 Nancy Worley has held the chairmanship since 2013 and was reelected last year. Mike Cason |,, "Sen. Vivian Figures drops out of race for Alabama Democratic chair," 14 June 2019 Nine people died in riots in Jakarta last month after official results confirmed President Joko Widodo was reelected with 55.5% of the vote. Fox News, "Security bolstered as challenge to Indonesia vote begins," 14 June 2019

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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 How to pronounce reelect (audio) \
reelected; reelecting

Kids Definition of reelect

: to elect for another term

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