re·​grade (ˌ)rē-ˈgrād How to pronounce regrade (audio)
regraded; regrading

transitive verb

: to grade (something) again: such as
: to provide (something, such as a road) with a newly smooth horizontal or sloping surface
The city will regrade and repave the road.
: to assign a new grade or mark to (something)
regrade an exam

Examples of regrade in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The city also regraded the Chollas landfill to bring it back into compliance with regulatory requirements. Jennifer Van Grove, San Diego Union-Tribune, 23 Feb. 2024 In 2020 and 2021, road crews dumped tons of gravel on the slumping section to regrade it at regular intervals. Iris Samuels, Anchorage Daily News, 16 July 2023 The next step is to inspect the soil around your house and regrade it, if necessary. Kevin Brasler, Star Tribune, 5 Sep. 2020 His removal follows the resignation this week of the head of England’s exams regulator, Sally Collier, after a controversy where the government was forced to regrade results from exams children didn’t sit. Joe Mayes,, 25 Aug. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1826, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of regrade was in 1826

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Cite this Entry

“Regrade.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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