re·​en·​gage·​ment (ˌ)rē-in-ˈgāj-mənt How to pronounce reengagement (audio)
variants or re-engagement
plural reengagements or re-engagements
: new or renewed engagement : the act or an instance of engaging or engaging in or with someone or something again
And reengagements, as any concert manager can tell you, are the start of a real career.Stuart Isacoff
the country's recent reengagement with the international community
favors U.S. reengagement in the region

Examples of reengagement in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This is the opportunity for them, and the UN, to show that the agendas of peacemaking and civilian protection are still alive, and for the United States to put its weight behind a serious reengagement with Darfur. Alex De Waal, Foreign Affairs, 18 Sep. 2023 The reengagement also highlights politicians’ waning interest in facing public backlash by fighting a social media juggernaut that many Democrats, and a growing number of Republicans, hope could propel their chances during the 2024 election and beyond. Drew Harwell, Washington Post, 15 Sep. 2023 The student kicked up his feet on top of the conference table, showing Shaw and reengagement specialist Ernest Miles the holes in his shoes. Sabrina Leboeuf, Baltimore Sun, 31 Aug. 2023 Advocates of reengagement call for the United States and China to respect each other’s redlines. Michael Beckley, Foreign Affairs, 22 Aug. 2023 But the more immediate concern is that China’s domestic difficulties could derail the first real glimmers of hope in many months for diplomatic reengagement. Ned Temko, The Christian Science Monitor, 17 Aug. 2023 All of that has been feeding uncertainty among both allies and foes over just how durable the Biden administration’s reengagement of America in world affairs will prove. Get stories that empower and uplift daily. Ned Temko, The Christian Science Monitor, 2 June 2023 Some of these successes are undoubtedly a result of American reengagement; the Trump White House first announced a plan to prioritize organizations like the ITU, which had been ignored by Washington for years, in 2017, in order to counteract China’s increasing success at these international bodies. WIRED, 30 Oct. 2022 Key players in the industry, including studios, publicists and advocacy groups, made their reengagement with the association contingent upon passage of the bylaws — and the group’s demonstration of significant reform. Los Angeles Times, 5 Aug. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1651, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of reengagement was in 1651

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“Reengagement.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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