Definition of re-engage in English:



  • 1with object Attract the attention or involvement of (someone) again.

    ‘European leaders must re-engage their voters’
    ‘the opportunity to re-engage Australians in the political process’
    • ‘We need a president to re-engage the nation in international law, respect for the UN, and a fair and humane domestic policy.’
    • ‘I believe that the current Human Tissue Bill provides a real opportunity to re-engage patients in the purpose of research.’
    • ‘It might grab the attention of some young voters, but it is not a serious campaign that will re-engage young Americans in the political process.’
    • ‘I just needed space and to kind of re-engage my brain a bit.’
    • ‘Sometimes putting a student in a different reading group can quell disruptions and reengage minds.’
    • ‘To avoid descent into a clash of civilizations, the media must re-engage the world.’
    • ‘The senior vice president saw the program as a powerful way to reengage the older members of the sales staff.’
    • ‘Somewhere in his quest to re-engage his listeners with the screwed-up world around them, he's begun to lose his ability to engage them in his music.’
    • ‘What is envisaged is a bid to re-engage the public in a more grown-up conversation about the choices Britain faces in the next decade.’
    • ‘Little attention has been given to the development of new social forms that could re-engage citizens with their neighbors and revitalize democracy.’
  • 2re-engage withno object Participate or become involved in again.

    ‘programmes for encouraging students to re-engage in the schooling process’
    • ‘We may be about to reengage in a debate that was abandoned in 1996 when welfare reform was passed.’
    • ‘The relief may be withdrawn if at any stage after your retirement you decide to re-engage in the horseracing profession.’
    • ‘The church was also able to re-engage in humanitarian efforts.’
    • ‘They sought to put pressure on the international community to re-engage in negotiations.’
    • ‘We hope businesses will see the positive benefits of helping their staff to re-engage in the learning process.’
    • ‘I didn't want to re-engage in this debate.’
    • ‘Newer initiatives could help to promote workers to re-engage in the workforce.’
    • ‘To break the cycle of homelessness, the focus is on encouraging young people to reconcile with their families, to re-engage in community life, and to take up education, training, or employment.’
    • ‘This fall we all need to reengage in politics.’
    • ‘As we re-engage in the peace process and rebuild frayed ties with our allies, what should a democratic president ask of our allies in return?’
    1. 2.1re-engage with Re-establish a meaningful contact or connection with.
      ‘advisers will help a person to re-engage with the labour market’
      • ‘The students feel very strongly about this teacher's resignation but students must now re-engage with their learning environment.’
      • ‘He returned again and again to New York City to re-engage with his dealers, clients, fellow artists, and writers.’
      • ‘Politicians need to re-engage with the electorate if talk of new politics is to be for real.’
      • ‘The curator appears to intend a chance to re-engage with genuine reality.’
      • ‘The minister should re-engage with the teacher unions on the issue.’
      • ‘He said it was time for the party to re-engage with ordinary working people.’
      • ‘A politics of culture will create a space for artistic, cultural, and educational producers to reengage with the world.’
      • ‘The project will help people in need to take an active role and develop local projects which improve their living and economic circumstances and help them re-engage with society.’
      • ‘There is a positive avenue to get these youngsters to believe in themselves, re-engage with school, family, and the wider community.’
      • ‘Government officials warned that the country had to re-engage with world politics rather than withdraw further.’
  • 3with object Arrange to employ or hire (someone) again.

    ‘the employer can re-engage employees without any effect on unfair dismissal claims’
    • ‘The employer can re-engage employees without any effect on unfair dismissal claims at all.’
    • ‘He thought he was out but the studio pulled him back in, offering a sum of £1.25 million to re-engage the actor's services.’
    • ‘The coach wants the club's management to re-engage the defender and acquire a few more players.’
    • ‘Surveys can provide organizations with vital information and insights that empower HR and front line managers to reengage critical talent.’
    • ‘The similarity in the cleaning work performed before and after the transfer is reflected in the offer to re-engage the employee in question.’
    • ‘I cannot say he will be head coach; if we are to re-engage him, he would be an assistant.’
    • ‘The Old Vic did not re-engage him and he went into management.’
    • ‘In 1963, his former congregation attempted to re-engage him as minister.’
    • ‘As a general test, any case where the relevant organisation would refuse to re-engage the individual to work with children should be referred to the Service for consideration.’
    • ‘The fact that the club that rejected him are now in talks to re-engage him can only add to his wonderment.’