reappropriate

verb
re·​ap·​pro·​pri·​ate | \ (ˌ)rē-ə-ˈprō-prē-ˌāt How to pronounce reappropriate (audio) \
reappropriated; reappropriating; reappropriates

Definition of reappropriate

transitive verb

: to appropriate (something) again: such as
a : to allocate or assign (something) in a new or different way reappropriate funds previously allocated for maintenance
b : to take back or reclaim (something) for one's own purposes trying to reappropriate a disparaging term

First Known Use of reappropriate

1828, in the meaning defined above

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“Reappropriate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reappropriate. Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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