re·​de·​vel·​op | \ ˌrē-di-ˈve-ləp How to pronounce redevelop (audio) \
redeveloped; redeveloping; redevelops

Definition of redevelop

transitive verb

: to develop again especially : redesign, rebuild

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Other Words from redevelop

redeveloper noun

Examples of redevelop in a Sentence

The city has plans to redevelop the neighborhood. The city has plans to redevelop. We need to make sure that these problems don't redevelop.
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The tan brick building with oval windows and stone details was located on the corner of Central Avenue in the midst of a rapidly redeveloping section of Brooklyn that was badly damaged by fire and rioting in the 1970s. Josh Barbanel, WSJ, "Two Girls Die in Brooklyn Fire," 9 Dec. 2018 David Adame, president and CEO of CPLC, said the diocese showed little interest in revisiting their old church until after his organization began working with the city to redevelop the area. Megan Janetsky, azcentral, "Phoenix's historic Sacred Heart Catholic Church gets a second chance," 21 June 2018 Since then, several city administrations have led campaigns aimed at beautifying and redeveloping the area, which now hosts many of the city’s homeless and has numerous blocks occupied by crack addicts. Washington Post, "‘Occupied’ Sao Paulo high rise collapses amid fire, 1 dead," 1 May 2018 Plans to redevelop the building have been stalled until now. Maria Clark,, "More beds for addiction treatment are coming to New Orleans, with new Odyssey House facility," 19 Feb. 2018 Formerly a residential area for ex-members of the military, what is now called Rainbow Village in Taichung, Taiwan, was set to be redeveloped. Megan Barber, Curbed, "The 25 most colorful cities in the world," 19 Feb. 2019 Commissioner John Bennett inquired if there could be a legal condition to the rezoning that would require the property to be redeveloped or the existing building demolished within two years. Jennifer Johnson,, "Park Ridge property owner seeks multi-family zoning of South Park business site," 24 May 2018 New York has approved state tax breaks for a variety of programs ranging from tax credits for cleaning up and redeveloping old industrial sites to incentives for film and commercial productions. Kate King, WSJ, "Cost of Economic Incentives in New York Pegged at Nearly $10 Billion," 11 Feb. 2019 But there’s hope: Sustained, close reading is vital to redeveloping attention and maintaining critical thinking, empathy and myriad other skills in danger of extinction. Alison Murphy, WSJ, "3 Books That Teach You How to Concentrate in a Digital Age," 16 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of redevelop

1835, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of redevelop was in 1835

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English Language Learners Definition of redevelop

: to change the appearance of an area especially by repairing and adding new buildings, stores, roads, etc.
: to happen or develop again

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