regear

verb
re·​gear | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈgir How to pronounce regear (audio) \
regeared; regearing

Definition of regear

transitive verb

: to alter (something) for a new purpose or condition The government's bid to regear the economy toward consumption and services and away from manufacturing and investment is having mixed results …— Felicia Sonmez Ireland needs to regear its education policy so that everyone in Ireland can speak four languages fluently.— Seanán Ó Coistín

First Known Use of regear

1914, in the meaning defined above

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“Regear.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/regear. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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