reclassify

verb
re·​clas·​si·​fy | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈkla-sə-ˌfī How to pronounce reclassify (audio) \
reclassified; reclassifying; reclassifies

Definition of reclassify

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: 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

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1837, in the meaning defined above

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“Reclassify.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reclassify. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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