reestablish

verb
re·​es·​tab·​lish | \ (ˌ)rē-i-ˈsta-blish How to pronounce reestablish (audio) \
variants: or re-establish
reestablished or re-established; reestablishing or re-establishing

Definition of reestablish

transitive verb

: 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.Science Activities

Other Words from reestablish

reestablishment \ (ˌ)rē-​i-​ˈsta-​blish-​mənt How to pronounce reestablish (audio) \ or re-establishment noun
… the reestablishment of formal diplomatic relations between the United States and the Holy See in 1984 … — Thomas J. Reese 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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23 Aug 2022

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“Reestablish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reestablish. Accessed 27 Sep. 2022.

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reestablish

verb
re·​es·​tab·​lish | \ ˌrē-i-ˈsta-blish \
reestablished; reestablishing

Kids Definition of reestablish

: to establish again : bring back into existence reestablished communication

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