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redistribute

verb re·dis·trib·ute \ˌrē-də-ˈstri-ˌbyüt also -byət\

: to divide (something) among a group in a different way

Full Definition of REDISTRIBUTE

transitive verb
1
:  to alter the distribution of :  reallocate
2
:  to spread to other areas
re·dis·tri·bu·tion \(ˌ)rē-ˌdis-trə-ˈbyü-shən\ noun
re·dis·tri·bu·tion·al \-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective
re·dis·trib·u·tive \ˌrē-də-ˈstri-byü-tiv, -byə-\ adjective

Examples of REDISTRIBUTE

  1. Unused federal funds will be redistributed to other states.
  2. The government redistributed the land to the settlers.

First Known Use of REDISTRIBUTE

1611

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