repurpose


re·pur·pose

transitive verb \(ˌ)rē-ˈpər-pəs\

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

Full Definition of REPURPOSE

:  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

First Known Use of REPURPOSE

1984

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