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re-enlist Syllabification: re-en·list
Pronunciation: /ˌrēənˈlist/

Definition of re-enlist in English:


[no object]
Enlist again in the armed forces.
Example sentences
  • When the war in Korea started two weeks later, I re-enlisted for Infantry OCS and was commissioned.
  • After a three-year absence after Vietnam, WO2 Halvorsen re-enlisted and joined Intelligence Corps, retiring from full-time service in 1991.
  • Another factor that Army Reserve officials believe is affecting re-enlistments is the tighter window for Army Reserve Soldiers to decide to re-enlist.




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