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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Congress designed tax laws to encourage companies to reinvest in the American economy. Lydia Depillis, CNN, "Amazon to Joe Biden: We pay all the taxes we owe," 13 June 2019 My Thurgood Marshall Plan for Quality Public Education for All aims to reverse this by reinvesting in our schools and combating the drivers of segregation. Bernie Sanders, The Mercury News, "Opinion: How Sanders would increase funding for public schools," 6 June 2019 Mr Li has also been reinvesting his fortune in stable, cash-generating assets in Europe. The Economist, "Li Ka-shing cedes a sprawling empire to his son," 24 Mar. 2018 But my concern is that companies are hesitating on reinvesting in plant, property and equipment or buying back shares and increasing dividends because of uncertainty over the tariffs. Fox News, "Former agent fires back at calls to abolish ICE," 30 June 2018 With that money likely to be reinvested in more high profile talents the likes of Fabinho, Naby Keita and Nabil Fekir all of whom are expected at Anfield next season., "REVEALED: The Staggering Amount Liverpool Could Earn From the Champions League Next Season," 6 June 2018 Companies use this structure for a number of reasons: to raise cash and pay down debt, reinvest in the business and lower operating expenses. Keiko Morris, WSJ, "WarnerMedia Puts Its Stake in New HQ Building Up for Sale, Before It Moves In," 8 Jan. 2019 The government is also requiring that foreign defense suppliers reinvest 30 percent of the value of their Indian contracts back in the country, a target that Mr. Modi said has largely been achieved during his tenure. Vindu Goel, New York Times, "Want to Sell Fighter Jets to India? Make Them There," 12 Apr. 2018 That allowed the company to reinvest money into the development of new applications, big data and analytics capabilities and security improvements. Sara Castellanos, WSJ, "Juniper Networks CIO Reflects on 7-Year Cloud Initiative," 11 Feb. 2019

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First Known Use of reinvest

1600, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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


transitive verb
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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