Definition of reintroduce in US English:



[with object]
  • 1Bring (something, especially a law or system) into existence or effect again.

    ‘thirty-six states have reintroduced the death penalty’
    • ‘He told highway engineers to reintroduce road side parking again which had the effect of slowing down traffic.’
    • ‘More recently governments have reintroduced regulation into the drugs market, partly in an attempt to restrain rises in expenditure, and partly in response to joining the European Union.’
    • ‘An Emergency Powers Act of 1920 confirmed the government's power to issue regulations in times of emergency and in 1939 many such regulations were reintroduced.’
    • ‘This transitional phase paved the way for the Gothic system of scripts in which a form/function hierarchy was reintroduced.’
    • ‘However, with the election of a Liberal government that same night, the possibility that Pupatello might reintroduce the legislation, this time as a government bill, seems high.’
    • ‘I deplore the situation where we are pitted against each other for low fees, but reintroducing the fee scale is not an option.’
    • ‘And secondly, we would like to reintroduce the jury system in which of course, like your system, lay people would decide a case.’
    • ‘The government would have to reintroduce a law to hand out fines - not criminal sentences - to people caught with 15 grams of pot or less.’
    • ‘Apparently in thrall to the resignation deadline set by David Trimble, the British government moved towards reintroducing direct rule.’
    • ‘Clarke will reintroduce legislation this afternoon.’
    • ‘Instead, the Act reintroduces the equitable rule of shareholder approval.’
    • ‘It may be too late to reintroduce same-sex schools into the secondary school system throughout the region.’
    • ‘Not until Napoleonic times did the State take the situation in hand and reintroduce a rigorous system of licensing to restore professional standards.’
    • ‘In 1999, we outplanted more than 2,500 silverswords on Mauna Kea, bringing the total reintroduced population to about 4,000.’
    • ‘One of the most persuasive arguments against reintroducing the classical gold standard is the fact that we are now no longer on it.’
    • ‘Barring a dramatic change, it looked as if the British Government would have no option but to suspend the institutions and reintroduce direct rule from London.’
    • ‘Prime Minister Jean Chretien will have a very brief window of opportunity to reintroduce legislation in September.’
    • ‘We will reintroduce that panel, bring the governor in with it, and talk politics.’
    • ‘It, for example, reintroduced a system of punishment specifically forbidden by the Imperial Abolition Act: the flogging of women.’
    • ‘Once the Japanese threat receded, the old laws were reintroduced.’
    re-establish, restore, resurrect, relaunch, bring back, reinstall, reinstitute, regenerate, revitalize, resuscitate, breathe new life into, give a new lease of life to
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    1. 1.1 Put (a species of animal or plant) back into a region where it formerly lived.
      ‘a plan to reintroduce wolves to Yellowstone National Park’
      • ‘The listing spurred efforts to protect and restore habitat and to breed and reintroduce the species.’
      • ‘Along with protecting animals, Shenandoah officials reintroduced several species to the park.’
      • ‘With Mark's efforts to reintroduce this species to our area, satellite telemetry would definitely benefit this project by making it easier to monitor barn owls in a wider range.’
      • ‘The loss of two Great Bustards to fox attack has not unduly concerned the band of conservationists who are trying to reintroduce the species to Salisbury Plain.’
      • ‘Once this happens, the wetland would also be restored - the soil has been compacted due to lack of water and heavy grazing - and the original swamp species could be reintroduced.’
      • ‘This is the animal that's been reintroduced into Yellowstone, as well as a lot of other places.’
      • ‘Even as large numbers were reintroduced to former habitats, it was not easy to prove that they were surviving and reproducing, the true measure of the project's success.’
      • ‘Since its listing in 1967, the Gila topminnow has been reintroduced into more habitat than any other native fish species in the Southwest.’
      • ‘The display explains how a scheme to reintroduce the species in the 1970s failed and how a new attempt is being made this summer.’
      • ‘After careful study and assessment, plants are reintroduced into the forests.’