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re-elect Syllabification: re-e·lect
Pronunciation: /ˌrēəˈlekt/

Definition of re-elect in English:


[with object]
Elect (someone) to a further term of office: Wilson was re-elected in November 1994
More example sentences
  • Are we, the public at large, less responsible for electing and re-electing such politicians?
  • The implication is that, if the voters don't re-elect her, they will be financially punished.
  • The man has an uncanny grasp of the public mood and once again he seized it, reminding us all how right we were to re-elect him as Prime Minister at the last general election.



Pronunciation: /ˌrē-əˈlekSHən/
Example sentences
  • I will also never vote for the re-election of any union official at any level who supported the war.
  • Now Mr Peach says he will stand against the Tories at the May 5 polls and seek re-election as an independent.
  • This was in 1948 when Harry Truman won re-election though the polls favoured Thomas Dewey.

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