re·​de·​vel·​op | \ ˌrē-di-ˈve-ləp \
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 entire contraption is now being towed back to Hawaii to undergo repairs, and the Ocean Cleanup team will spend the foreseeable future redeveloping its design. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "The Project to Clean Up the Pacific Garbage Patch Is Literally Falling Apart," 8 Jan. 2019 The buildings are being redeveloped to include loft apartments and a variety of commercial possibilities, such as a restaurant, brew pub, and office or studio space. Birmingham Magazine,, "Birmingham Update: downtown lofts and road improvements," 3 May 2018 Another option could be to demolish the buildings and redevelop the site. Lauren Zumbach And Ese Olumhense,, "Sears to close last store in Chicago, the city that helped launch its growth into a major retail presence," 18 Apr. 2018 But foreign investors are redeveloping a taste for riskier assets, thanks to lower stock valuations, a softening U.S. dollar and the temporary cease-fire in the U.S.-China trade dispute. Joanne Chiu, WSJ, "Foreigners Dive Back Into Stocks and Bonds in Asia," 6 Dec. 2018 Developer Joshua Jeffers is redeveloping the former St. James Episcopal Church, 833 W. Wisconsin Ave. Tom Daykin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Conversion of historic downtown Milwaukee St. James Church to event venue wins city approval," 10 July 2018 Ford is moving into the long-vacant Michigan Central Station, the old Tiger Stadium site is redeveloping, hip restaurants attract visitors from afar and real estate prices are soaring. John Gallagher, Detroit Free Press, "Here's what you might not know about Corktown's history," 9 July 2018 Meanwhile, in the nearly 17 years since the attacks, other pockets of the city also have redeveloped, adding competition for both the residential and commercial markets of Lower Manhattan. Stefanos Chen, New York Times, "Larry Silverstein Flees the ‘Old Fogeys’ of Midtown," 15 June 2018 All together, the project would redevelop most of a city block between the Library District and the Power & Light District and near Municipal Auditorium. Allison Kite, kansascity, "Kansas City Club conversion, first high-end offices ‘in many years’ planned downtown," 31 May 2018

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First Known Use of redevelop

1835, in the meaning defined above

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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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