redistribute

verb

re·​dis·​trib·​ute ˌrē-də-ˈstri-ˌbyüt How to pronounce redistribute (audio)
 also  -byət
redistributed; redistributing; redistributes

transitive verb

1
: to alter the distribution of : reallocate
2
: to spread to other areas
redistribution noun
redistributional adjective
redistributive adjective

Examples of redistribute in a Sentence

Unused federal funds will be redistributed to other states. The government redistributed the land to the settlers.
Recent Examples on the Web Associated Press text, photo, graphic, audio and/or video material shall not be published, broadcast, rewritten for broadcast or publication or redistributed directly or indirectly in any medium. Frank E. Lockwood, arkansasonline.com, 11 Feb. 2024 When Virginia McCaskey dies, the Bears will have to redistribute her 20% stake and her voting power. Ira Boudway, Fortune, 9 Feb. 2024 Post-work polyamory does not just want to redistribute labor but, where possible, abolish the need to work within exploited waged, and unwaged, relations in order to survive. TIME, 9 Feb. 2024 Epps said funds for the LAPD should be redistributed to support more social workers and other professionals who can respond to nonviolent and noncriminal calls. Dorany Pineda, Los Angeles Times, 1 Feb. 2024 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Fox News, 30 Jan. 2024 Atmospheric rivers, essentially rivers in the sky that collect moisture from tropical areas and redistribute the water to other latitudes, are natural part of the global weather system. Max Golembo, ABC News, 24 Jan. 2024 But importantly, the gains must then be institutionalized in ways that permanently redistribute power towards workers, consumers, and the environment. Deepak Bhargava, Fortune, 8 Jan. 2024 In his view, and in the belief of many progressive economists, the impressive stock gains of the past few decades are directly tied to policies that reduce how much money people can earn in other ways, including wages, pensions, and taxes that can redistribute gains from the richest to the poorest. Irina Ivanova, Fortune, 13 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1611, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of redistribute was in 1611

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“Redistribute.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/redistribute. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

redistribute

verb
re·​dis·​trib·​ute ˌrē-də-ˈstrib-yət How to pronounce redistribute (audio)
1
: to change the distribution of
2
: to spread to other areas
redistribution noun
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