readopt

verb
re·​adopt | \ (ˌ)rē-ə-ˈdäpt How to pronounce readopt (audio) \
readopted; readopting; readopts

Definition of readopt

transitive verb

: to adopt again: such as
a : to take up and practice or use (something) again In recent years, the school has readopted this tradition of burying time capsules for the graduating classes …— Harrison Clifford
b : to formally reaccept and again put into effect (something) … the council opted to readopt the Fiscal 2017 budget with no rate increases and revisit the budget later.— Tamela Baker

First Known Use of readopt

1598, in the meaning defined above

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“Readopt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/readopt. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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