readopt

verb re·adopt \ (ˌ)rē-ə-ˈdäpt \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of readopt

readopted; readopting; readopts
: 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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