reinvest

verb
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 But the profits were often reinvested in capital expenditures for the brewery increasing capacity and improving the facility. Laura A. Hobson, Cincinnati.com, "West Side brewery continues to thrive," 21 Oct. 2019 Proceeds from the annual Seven Hills Fall Fest are reinvested in city programs. John Benson, cleveland, "Seven Hills Fall Fest returns Oct. 6 with chili cook-off, craft fair and farmers market," 30 Sep. 2019 Laporte's fee was partially reinvested by Bilbao in making Inigo Martinez the most expensive Spanish defender ever. USA TODAY, "Aubameyang move to Arsenal caps record January spend in EPL," 31 Jan. 2018 One million dollars could earn $80,000 at 8 percent, enough to cover the median U.S. household income of $63,179 and leave $16,000 and change to reinvest. Ian Bogost, The Atlantic, "Bill Gates’s Fortune Isn’t Going Anywhere," 7 Nov. 2019 The policy was terminated last December, but not before the bank accumulated €2.65 trillion worth of assets in the process, whose accrued principle continues to be reinvested to maintain its balance sheet expansion. Christiaan Hetzner, Fortune, "Accusations of Currency Manipulation Have Dogged the ECB. Now It’s Fighting Back with Data," 1 Oct. 2019 Under the latter, workers end up with a pot of savings at retirement that needs to be reinvested. The Economist, "People are working longer for reasons of choice and necessity," 2 Sep. 2019 That money would help balance the books at Camp Nou, but would probably be reinvested straight back into the transfer market. SI.com, "​Philippe Coutinho: 6 Reasons Why His Move to Bayern Munich Is Right for All Parties," 19 Aug. 2019 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, chicagotribune.com, "In California, Fresno’s West Side lost the war on drugs, but hopes a revival will be tied to marijuana," 24 July 2019

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First Known Use of reinvest

1600, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Reinvest.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reinvest?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=r&file=reinve03. Accessed 16 December 2019.

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reinvest

verb
How to pronounce reinvest (audio)

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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