reinvest

verb

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

transitive verb

1
: to invest again or anew
2
a
: 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.
Recent Examples on the Web The shareholder, who must pay personal income taxes of say 35%, can reinvest 65 cents of the dividend in the S&P 500 or the Total Stock Market Index. Shivaram Rajgopal, Forbes, 14 Feb. 2024 The nonprofit ski area reinvests its profits into improvements on the mountain. Nicole Blanchard, Idaho Statesman, 31 Jan. 2024 The malls that are thriving have the financial resources to reinvest in and renovate their spaces to meet the evolving demands of today’s shoppers, according to a 2023 Coresight Research report. Ashley Ahn, Los Angeles Times, 19 Jan. 2024 Sweden surprised many with its announcement this past summer to reinvest in nuclear power, effectively reversing its decision decades ago to phase it out. Kristen Walker, National Review, 5 Feb. 2024 Australia has been debating for several years how – and which – streamers should be obliged to reinvest in local content and legislation is expected, possibly this year. Nick Vivarelli, Variety, 17 Jan. 2024 Under free market capitalism, companies that want to stay ahead reinvest aggressively. James Rogan, Washington Examiner, 15 Jan. 2024 Take that money and reinvest it into more Sephora, IMO. Emma Specter, Vogue, 17 Nov. 2023 Nonprofits are generally required to reinvest surplus assets back into the business, though they are allowed to reserve money for future unexpected expenses. Samantha Delouya, CNN, 4 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1600, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of reinvest was in 1600

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Cite this Entry

“Reinvest.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reinvest. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition

reinvest

verb
re·​in·​vest ˌrē-ən-ˈvest How to pronounce reinvest (audio)
: to invest again or anew
reinvestment
-ˈves(t)-mənt
noun

Legal Definition

reinvest

transitive verb
re·​in·​vest ˌrē-ən-ˈvest How to pronounce reinvest (audio)
1
: to invest again or anew
2
a
: 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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