re·​in·​vest | \ ˌrē-ən-ˈvest How to pronounce reinvest (audio) \
reinvested; reinvesting; reinvests

Definition of reinvest

transitive verb

1 : to invest again or anew
2a : to invest (income from investments) in additional securities
b : to invest (earnings) in a business rather than distribute as dividends or profits

Examples of reinvest in a Sentence

Many investors reinvest their dividends. Before you reinvest, consider your options carefully. The company reinvests a portion of its profits in new products.
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Recent Examples on the Web Three Nations Energy plans to reinvest any profits into other renewable energy initiatives, including wood fuel heating and sustainable hydroponics food production. Lindsey Mcginnis, The Christian Science Monitor, "Points of Progress: Bolivia recognizes same-sex civil union, and more," 7 Jan. 2021 The creative class en masse will need to get behind political movements that aim to provide low-cost housing, curtail the financial sector, and reinvest in public schools and municipal infrastructure. Robin Kaiser-schatzlein, The New Republic, "The Artist Isn’t Dead," 4 Jan. 2021 Garcia and Moa want city government to reinvest money taken from the Police Department back into their own communities. Anna Buchmann,, "Bay Briefing: California’s deadliest pandemic month," 30 Dec. 2020 Select a quarterback from the second tier or reinvest in Sam Darnold and get him some one who can protect his blindside in Penei Sewell. Eddie Brown, San Diego Union-Tribune, "2021 NFL Mock Draft: Jaguars land Lawrence," 23 Dec. 2020 Silver Oak Services Partners will reinvest in the company. Lucinda Shen, Fortune, "Your dealmaking predictions for 2021," 18 Dec. 2020 The council cut the LAPD budget by $150 million in July, promising to reinvest a portion of the funds in communities of color and the most disadvantaged neighborhoods. David Zahniser, Los Angeles Times, "LAPD union seeks to raise $10 million to fight layoffs and help political allies in 2022," 15 Dec. 2020 Nguyen believes Williams’ win should serve as a wake-up call to the city’s traditional political groups to reinvest in person-to-person campaigning. Matt Sledge,, "How did Jason Williams win big in New Orleans DA race? A grassroots army, drumbeat of 'change'," 12 Dec. 2020 Jackson Lee envisions that the bill will allow the country to reinvest in the communities most impacted by high incarceration rates and violence associated with the substance. Laura Furr Mericas, Chron, "Houston Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee was behind the historic cannabis decriminalization bill," 5 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of reinvest

1600, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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16 Jan 2021

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“Reinvest.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of reinvest

: to use (the profits of an investment) to buy more investments
: to use (money that a business has earned) to improve the business
US : to spend money, time, energy, etc., to make improvements to something valuable
re·​in·​vest | \ ˌrē-ən-ˈvest How to pronounce reinvest (audio) \

Legal Definition of reinvest

1 : to invest again or anew
2a : to invest (as income from investments) in additional securities
b : to invest (as earnings) in a business rather than distribute as dividends or profits

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