[ ree-vest ]
/ riˈvɛst /
verb (used with object)
to vest (a person) again, as with ownership or office; reinvest; reinstate.
to vest (powers, office, etc.) again.
verb (used without object)
to become vested again in a person; go back again to a former owner.
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“I do believe that the buck stops here, that I cannot rely upon public opinion polls to tell me what is right. I do believe that right makes might and that if I am wrong, 10 angels swearing I was right would make no difference.”
Words nearby revest
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Example sentences from the Web for revest
His motion was to revest the reserves in the crown for religious purposes, but it was negatived by a vote of 30 to 7.The Story of My Life|Egerton Ryerson
British Dictionary definitions for revest
/ (riːˈvɛst) /
(often foll by in) to restore (former power, authority, status, etc, to a person) or (of power, authority, etc) to be restored
Word Origin for revest
C16: from Old French revestir to clothe again, from Latin re- + vestīre to clothe; see vest
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