verb (used with object)
Origin of establish
Examples from the Web for reestablish
Third, Democrats and Republicans need to reestablish the authority of Congress.
“We are grateful for the opportunity that Andrew gave us to reestablish Helmut Lang,” the two said about CEO Andrew Rosen.Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski Take on the Oscars; Giorgio Armani Is Unhappy With Anna Wintour|The Fashion Beast Team|February 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Palestinians say that armed Jewish settlers have been trickling back to try and reestablish a permanent presence there.Joe Biden to Give Keynote Address at JStreet Conference|Orly Halpern|September 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
After more than two years of unrest, most Egyptians just want to reestablish a sense of security.
But what they discover is a place with very little to offer to help them reestablish their lives.
Reestablish the endowments raised to the gods and goddesses, even the offerings to the dead!
To try to reestablish relationships in a blind and haphazard manner is likely to lead to further disaster.A Living from the Land|William B. Duryee
In China, eclipses are the object of imposing ceremonies, whose object is to reestablish the regularity of the celestial motions.Astronomy for Amateurs|Camille Flammarion
In South Carolina an effort had been made to reestablish serfdom as it had existed in England one hundred years before.The Story of Slavery|Booker T. Washington
When the repairs were finished we would set the alarm again and reestablish our confidence in it.Chapters from My Autobiography|Mark Twain
British Dictionary definitions for reestablish
verb (usually tr)
- to cause (a plant) to grow or (of a plant) to grow in a new placethe birch scrub has established over the past 25 years
- to become or cause to become a sapling or adult plant from a seedling
Word Origin for establish
Word Origin and History for reestablish
late 14c., from Old French establiss-, present participle stem of establir (12c., Modern French établir) "cause to stand still, establish, stipulate, set up, erect, build," from Latin stabilire "make stable," from stabilis "stable" (see stable (adj.)).
For initial e-, see especial. Related: Established; establishing. An established church or religion is one sanctioned by the state.