reenlist

verb re·en·list \ (ˌ)rē-in-ˈlist , -en- \
variants: or re-enlist
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of reenlist

reenlisted or re-enlisted; reenlisting or re-enlisting
transitive + intransitive
1 T : to enlist (someone) again
  • … watched as Bickers's platoon leader reenlisted him for another two years.
  • —Paula Broadwell and Vernon Loeb
2 I : to enlist again
  • decided to reenlist in/with the Navy
  • … had recently emerged from the ranks of the Royal Army Medical Corps, in which he had re-enlisted two years after the end of the second war.
  • —Anthony Powell

First Known Use of reenlist

1775

in the meaning defined at sense 2

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