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Verb: reestablish  ,ree-u'sta-blish
  1. Bring back into original existence, use, function, or position
    "reestablish peace in the region";
    - restore, reinstate
Noun: re-establishment
  1. Restoration to a previous state
    "regular exercise resulted in the re-establishment of his endurance"
Noun: establishment  i'sta-blish-munt
  1. The act of forming or establishing something
    "it was the establishment of his reputation";
    - constitution, formation, organization, organisation [Brit]
  2. An organization founded and united for a specific purpose
    - institution
  3. The persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up a body for the purpose of administering something
    "he quickly became recognized as a member of the establishment";
    - administration, governance, governing body, brass, organization, organisation [Brit]
  4. A public or private structure (business or governmental or educational) including buildings and equipment for business or residence
  5. Any large organization
  6. (ecology) the process by which a plant or animal becomes established in a new habitat
    - ecesis
  7. The cognitive process of establishing a valid proof
    - validation

Derived forms: reestablishments

Type of: action, activity, alter, beginning, body, change, cogent evidence, commencement, construction, modify, natural action, natural process, organisation [Brit], organization, proof, restoration, start, structure

Part of: authorities, government, regime

Encyclopedia: Reestablish