rededicate

verb
re·ded·i·cate | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈde-di-ˌkāt also -ˈde-ˌdē- \
rededicated; rededicating; rededicates

Definition of rededicate 

transitive verb

to dedicate (someone or something) again or anew: such as

a : to commit (oneself, one's life, etc.) anew to a cause, enterprise, or activity He has told friends that he will rededicate himself to medicine …People

b : to change the official name of (something) as a way of honoring or remembering someone or something rededicated the gymnasium in honor of the late coach

Other words from rededicate

rededication \(ˌ)rē-ˌde-di-ˈkā-shən \ noun plural rededications
What began as a glorious evening for Louisville, with the rededication of Freedom Hall (newly expanded to 19,000 seats) … , ended on a sour note. —Roger Jackson

First Known Use of rededicate

1611, in the meaning defined above

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