redispose

verb

re·​dis·​pose (ˌ)rē-di-ˈspōz How to pronounce redispose (audio)
redisposed; redisposing; redisposes

transitive verb

: to dispose (someone or something) again
especially : rearrange, reposition
… the Biak Detachment redisposed its troops to meet new Allied attacks. Robert Ross Smith
(old-fashioned + literary) She got up and redisposed herself on the couch. Waldo David Frank
redisposition noun
plural redispositions
a redisposition of forces
Phrases
redispose of
: to dispose of (something) again
redisposed of the returned merchandise

Word History

First Known Use

1635, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of redispose was in 1635

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Cite this Entry

“Redispose.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/redispose. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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