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

transitive verb

: to adopt again: such as
: 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
: 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

Word History

First Known Use

1598, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of readopt was in 1598

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Cite this Entry

“Readopt.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

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