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 Several cities have sought ways to limit the influence of these investors, who often pair with social-equity applicants for their preferential status but do not reinvest in the community. Scott Wilson,, "In California, Fresno’s West Side lost the war on drugs, but hopes a revival will be tied to marijuana," 24 July 2019 Any benefits of scale can lower costs for investors or be reinvested in its business. Dawn Lim, WSJ, "Indexing Giant Vanguard Examines a Push Into Private Equity," 23 June 2019 Instead, that money should be reinvested in another exciting winger who can guarantee goals., "5 Reasons Why Chelsea Shouldn't Offer Willian a New Contract," 17 Sep. 2019 And portions tax proceeds must be reinvested in impoverished communities. John O’connor,, "Illinois becomes 11th state to allow recreational marijuana," 25 June 2019 After selling Fernando Torres to Chelsea for £50m, Liverpool opted to reinvest some of that money in Carroll., "Andy Carroll Admits He Had to Google Liverpool Teammates Before Anfield Move in 2011," 20 Aug. 2019 More Amazing Algorithms As a result of the savings, the district was able to reinvest $5 million saved back into classroom initiatives. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "How an Algorithm Made the Buses in Boston Better," 13 Aug. 2019 And finally, by generating successful financial results, BRG is able to reinvest in the greater community by helping those in need. Jessica Levy,, "BRG Apartments creates quality communities, strives to be a good neighbor," 7 June 2019 The bank kept those bond holdings by reinvesting the proceeds of expiring bonds, maintaining the level of stimulus. Washington Post, "European Central Bank deploys new stimulus to help economy," 13 Sep. 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
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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