re·​la·​bel | \ ˌrē-ˈlā-bəl How to pronounce relabel (audio) \
relabeled or relabelled; relabeling or relabelling

Definition of relabel

transitive verb

: to give a new or different label to (something, such as a product) … others say much of the apparent surge in the use of nanotechnology may be the result of companies relabelling their goods to meet consumer preferences.— Geoff Brumfiel I collected their blood and urine and discovered the steroids they were using … were plain old $10 testosterone that had been relabeled.— Victor Conte et al. Feminism was then relabeled as "girl power" in the 90s …— Lucy Scholes

First Known Use of relabel

1834, in the meaning defined above

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“Relabel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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