reinvest

verb re·in·vest \ ˌrē-ən-ˈvest \
Updated on: 13 Dec 2017

Definition of reinvest

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

  1. Many investors reinvest their dividends.

  2. Before you reinvest, consider your options carefully.

  3. The company reinvests a portion of its profits in new products.

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First Known Use of reinvest

1600


REINVEST Defined for English Language Learners

reinvest

verb

Definition of reinvest for English Language Learners

  • : to use (the profits of an investment) to buy more investments

  • : to use (money that a business has earned) to improve the business

  • : to spend money, time, energy, etc., to make improvements to something valuable


Law Dictionary

reinvest

transitive verb re·in·vest \ ˌrē-ən-ˈvest \

legal Definition of reinvest

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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