relabel

verb re·la·bel \ ˌrē-ˈlā-bəl \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of relabel

relabeled or relabelled; relabeling or relabelling
: 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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