redesignate

transitive verb
re·​des·​ig·​nate | \ ¦rē-¦de-zig-ˌnāt \
redesignated; redesignating; redesignates

Definition of redesignate

: to give a new designation to : to designate again The city redesignated the Parks Department as the Department of Recreation.

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First Known Use of redesignate

1926, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of redesignate was in 1926

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“Redesignate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/redesignate. Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

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