re·​brand | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈbrand How to pronounce rebrand (audio) \
rebranded; rebranding; rebrands

Definition of rebrand

transitive verb

: to change or update the brand or branding of (a product, service, etc.) After the original app Picaboo failed to gain traction in 2011, they rebranded the app as Snapchat and added the captioning feature.— Madeline Purdue Rebranding a company with a troubled history, or renaming a product with unfortunate associations, is often a necessary act of self-protection.— Jeffrey Goldberg broadly : to publicly refer to or describe (someone or something) in a new or different way After France declined to support the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003, George W. Bush supporters … tried to rebrand French fries as "freedom fries." — Eve Peyser … recommended last month that it was time to "rebrand" Britain as "one of the world's pioneers rather than one of its museums." — Warren Hoge

Other Words from rebrand

rebranding noun, plural rebrandings
The emergence of the Tea Party, Boehner says, forced upon Republicans, in one cycle, a rebranding that otherwise might have taken the Party a generation to achieve. — Peter J. Boyer

First Known Use of rebrand

1895, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of rebrand was in 1895

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“Rebrand.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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