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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Instead of reinvesting in new models to rival Japanese imports, he had aggressively expanded into other ventures, acquiring the corporate jet manufacturer Gulfstream and American Motors, a small competitor. Robert D. Mcfadden, New York Times, "Lee Iacocca, Visionary Automaker Who Led Both Ford and Chrysler, Is Dead at 94," 2 July 2019 The bank has historically preferred to buy back its own shares or reinvest capital rather than return cash to shareholders. ... Gunjan Banerji, WSJ, "Why Goldman Sachs Could Be a New Safety Stock," 1 July 2019 After paying off the debt and reinvesting the $2 million, the brothers pocket $9 million. Gary Miller, The Denver Post, "Gary Miller: When I sell my company, should I consider “rolling over equity” into the buyer’s company?," 23 June 2019 However, Dalian want a straight sale in order to reinvest the money elsewhere., "Dalian Yifang Set Modest Price Tag for Yannick Carrasco Amid Arsenal Interest," 11 June 2019 And reinvesting in Fuller puts them in position to spend it more wisely in free agency. David Haugh,, "Kyle Fuller move paints a promising offseason picture for Bears," 7 Mar. 2018 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

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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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