redefine


re·de·fine

verb \ˌrē-di-ˈfīn\

Definition of REDEFINE

transitive verb
1
:  to define (as a concept) again :  reformulate <had to redefine their terms>
2
a :  to reexamine or reevaluate especially with a view to change
b :  transform 1c
re·def·i·ni·tion \(ˌ)rē-ˌde-fə-ˈni-shən\ noun

Examples of REDEFINE

  1. <learning that he had been adopted forced him to completely redefine his identity>

First Known Use of REDEFINE

1848

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