reclassify

verb re·clas·si·fy \ (ˌ)rē-ˈkla-sə-ˌfī \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of reclassify

reclassified; reclassifying; reclassifies
: to move from one class, classification, or category to another : to classify again
  • … in the 1980s, amphetamines were reclassified as controlled substances, which restricted their availability.
  • —Stephen Rae
  • reclassify the product to boost sales

First Known Use of reclassify

1837

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