reelect

verb

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

transitive verb

: to elect for another term in office
reelection noun

Examples of reelect in a Sentence

He was reelected to the school committee.
Recent Examples on the Web Even with the fundraising and political savvy among the organizers, success is not likely to come easy: Allen has been overwhelmingly reelected twice since winning the seat in 2014. Meagan Flynn, Washington Post, 18 Feb. 2024 Instead, voters should reelect Angela Normand, Janevette Cole and Eileen McDonald. East Bay Times Editorial, The Mercury News, 14 Feb. 2024 All except Shapiro and Moore were elected in 2018 and reelected in 2022 and have served with the same chief of staff their entire terms. Ed O'Keefe, CBS News, 12 Feb. 2024 The global pop icon is, according to right-wing media pundits and political figures, at the center of a Pentagon plot to rig the Super Bowl and help Joe Biden get reelected. Keith Kloor, Scientific American, 9 Feb. 2024 In 2018, Hogan became the first Republican to be reelected Maryland governor since Theodore McKeldin in 1954. Jeff Barker, Baltimore Sun, 9 Feb. 2024 Eighty-two percent of Republicans in the AP-NORC poll said reelecting Biden would weaken democracy, while 93 percent in the YouGov/Yahoo News poll said Biden was not fit to be president (though age seems to play a larger role in Biden's case). Monica Potts, ABC News, 1 Feb. 2024 In a four-page letter shared on Facebook, Star Comes Out accused the South Dakota governor of using the issue at the border to get former President Trump reelected while boosting her chance of becoming his choice for vice president. Greg Wehner, Fox News, 4 Feb. 2024 Should Trump be reelected, the risks to Europe’s unity will be substantial. Arancha González Laya, Foreign Affairs, 2 Feb. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1600, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of reelect was in 1600

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“Reelect.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reelect. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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reelect

verb
re·​elect ˌrē-ə-ˈlekt How to pronounce reelect (audio)
: to elect for another term in office
reelection noun

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