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verb (1)

re·​dub (ˌ)rē-ˈdəb How to pronounce redub (audio)
redubbed; redubbing; redubs

transitive verb

: to call (someone or something) by a new title, epithet, or nickname : to dub (someone or something) anew
Business schools have been redubbed schools of management …Benjamin R. Barber


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verb (2)

redubbed; redubbing; redubs

transitive verb

: to dub (something) again: such as
: to add or replace (sound effects, dialogue, etc.) in a previously dubbed soundtrack
had to redub her voice for the rerelease
: to replace or alter the soundtrack of (something, such as a motion picture)
When they redubbed that scene, Laurence Olivier had died. Anthony Hopkins is doing the voice of Laurence Olivier; …Larry King

Examples of redub in a Sentence

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The ballot measure would also redub the arguably equally confusing Maryland Court of Special Appeals, which considers appeals from circuit courts around the state, as the Appellate Court of Maryland. Bryn Stole,, 27 Mar. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

Verb (1)

1932, in the meaning defined above

Verb (2)

1934, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of redub was in 1932

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“Redub.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

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