[ 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.

Origin of revest

1555–65; re- + vest (v.) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples 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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