reallocate

verb
re·​al·​lo·​cate | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈa-lə-ˌkāt \
reallocated; reallocating; reallocates

Definition of reallocate

transitive verb

: to allocate (something) again: such as
a : to apportion or distribute (something) in a new or different way The best way to start an overhaul of the nation's statistical system would be to reallocate funds from the Agriculture Department to other agencies.— Joseph Spiers
b : to earmark or designate (something) for a new or different purpose In recent years, many local low-income housing units … have been demolished or reallocated to serve wealthier residents.— Hannah Russell

Other Words from reallocate

reallocation \ (ˌ)rē-​ˌa-​lə-​ˈkā-​shən \ noun, plural reallocations
…the reallocation of local property taxes from library budgets to school districts … — Ruth Perry The reallocation for overflow parking could take away as many as 75 spots from resident students during its allotted hours … — Emma Reith

First Known Use of reallocate

1899, in the meaning defined above

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reallocate

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English Language Learners Definition of reallocate

: to move or direct (something) so that it can be used for a different purpose

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