re·​en·​gage (ˌ)rē-in-ˈgāj How to pronounce reengage (audio)
variants or re-engage
reengaged or re-engaged; reengaging or re-engaging
transitive : to engage (someone or something) again
reengage the enemy
re-engage the clutch
intransitive : to engage in or with someone or something again
wants to reengage in the negotiations
re-engaging with the committee

Examples of reengage in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1611, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of reengage was in 1611

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“Reengage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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