re·​em·​ploy (ˌ)rē-im-ˈplȯi How to pronounce reemploy (audio)
variants or re-employ
reemployed or re-employed; reemploying or re-employing

transitive verb

: to employ (someone or something) again
programs to reemploy veterans
reemploying an old method
reemployment noun
or re-employment
plural reemployments or re-employments
… would say only that [he] resigned due to medical issues, and that he has not sought reemployment with the village. Steve Janoski
These amazing reemployments of men who had been drummed out of the service only a year or two earlier … Ferdinand Mount

Examples of reemploy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Whitmer ordered the state’s Treasury Department to help reemploy fossil fuel workers who lose their jobs when carbon-intensive facilities close. Abby Smith, Washington Examiner, 23 Sep. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1603, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of reemploy was in 1603

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“Reemploy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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