reestablish

verb re·es·tab·lish \ (ˌ)rē-i-ˈsta-blish \
variants: or re-establish
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of reestablish

reestablished or re-established; reestablishing or re-establishing
: to establish (something or someone) again
  • Within one year he rallied his forces, invaded the delta, and reestablished his rule.
  • —Harry A. Gailey, Jr.
  • Those deals allowed Washington to reestablish diplomatic relations with Egypt and Syria …
  • —Robert D. Kaplan
  • Thanks to an extended captive breeding program, the California condor stands a chance of reestablishing itself in the wild.
  • —Todd Wilkinson
  • "He quickly reestablished himself as a top pitcher, arguably the best in this draft," says one NL scout who saw him throw.
  • —Albert Chen
  • NASA scientists lost contact with it right after the craft was ordered to pressurize its fuel tanks. All attempts to reestablish contact have failed.
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reestablishment

play \(ˌ)rē-i-ˈsta-blish-mənt\ or re-establishment noun
    • … the reestablishment of formal diplomatic relations between the United States and the Holy See in 1984 …
    • —Thomas J. Reese, S.J.
    • John's solitary tomb … is apt testimony to the central role of Florence in the re-establishment of the Roman Papacy.
    • —Richard Fremantle

First Known Use of reestablish

15th century

in the meaning defined above

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REESTABLISH Defined for Kids

reestablish

verb re·es·tab·lish \ ˌrē-i-ˈsta-blish \

Definition of reestablish for Students

reestablished; reestablishing
: to establish again : bring back into existence
  • reestablished communication.

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