Definition of reacquire in English:


transitive verb

[with object]
  • Acquire (something) again.

    ‘the ability of a corporation to reacquire its own shares’
    • ‘Even then, despite being left untouched, it would lose the signal and be unable to reacquire it.’
    • ‘He reacquired the chain and draped it around his shoulder.’
    • ‘Better yet, imagine if I reacquired millions of years of lost knowledge and remembered my entire past history.’
    • ‘It was only in 1994, after arduous negotiations, that Bayer reacquired its trademark.’
    • ‘Of course, old habits died hard, and Dave had reacquired his dislike of Scott.’



/ˌrēəˈkwī(ə)r/ /ˌriəˈkwaɪ(ə)r/