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 fact -- this is kind of funny -- George Soros' former protege, Viktor Orban, was just reelected prime minister of Hungary earlier this year and Orban ran against Soros' old buddy. Fox News, "Ingraham: Far-left billionaires uniting to remake America," 29 Aug. 2018 Walker survived a hard-fought recall vote in 2012, and was reelected in 2014, only to be denied a third term by the state schools superintendent. Isaac Stanley-becker, The Seattle Times, "Republicans keep control of the Senate; Democrats claim House majority," 7 Nov. 2018 Donald Trump needs 15 percent of the voters to get reelected in 2020. Fox News, "Ken Langone on preventing Hurricane Florence price gouging," 12 Sep. 2018 Voters backed President Trump over Hillary Clinton by a margin of 15 percentage points in the district two years ago and Cook was reelected 62% to 38%. Christine Mai-duc,, "Republican Diane Harkey, Democrat Mike Levin will compete for Darrell Issa's House seat," 8 June 2018 In Texas, 60 percent of white women voted to reelect Republican Sen. Ted Cruz. Anna North, Vox, "Why racist politics appeals to white women, explained by American history," 14 Nov. 2018 As a Republican who believes in free trade, limited government, economic freedom, I couldn't be reelected in my party right now. NBC News, "Meet the Press - March 11, 2018," 11 Mar. 2018 He was first elected to the post in 2013 and was reelected last year. Eric Johnson, Recode, "Eyeing a 2020 run, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti explains how he (or someone else) could beat Trump," 17 Oct. 2018 And what about in the rest of the state, which elects and reelects antiabortion lawmakers? John Baer,, "Expect Trump's Supreme Court pick to heighten abortion's impact on Pa. governor race," 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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