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repurpose

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verb re·pur·pose \(ˌ)rē-ˈpər-pəs\

Simple Definition of repurpose

  • : to change (something) so that it can be used for a different purpose

Full Definition of repurpose

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to give a new purpose or use to <repurpose the company's Web site> <repurpose the archived material>

Examples of repurpose

  1. finding ways to repurpose old computer equipment



1984

First Known Use of repurpose

1984


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