re·​pack·​age | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈpa-kij How to pronounce repackage (audio) \
repackaged; repackaging; repackages

Definition of repackage

transitive verb

: to package again or anew specifically : to put into a more efficient or attractive form

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Other Words from repackage

repackager noun

Examples of repackage in a Sentence

Large pieces of meat are cut and repackaged at the butcher's shop. repackage newspaper comic strips as books TV studios repackage real-life dramas as entertainment.
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Bryant often worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture to identify the origins of honey samples, because importers will sometimes purchase cheap honey abroad and repackage it as a local product to boost the price. Nick Miroff, Washington Post, "Pollen ‘nerds’: U.S. government enlists scientists to track drug loads, crack cold cases," 30 Aug. 2019 And after two years, the rights holder can repackage those 10-minute chapters into a TV show or film and take it back into the market. Natalie Jarvey, The Hollywood Reporter, "Katzenberg’s Quibi Sees Early Success Luring Talent: "Everyone’s Sipping the Kool-Aid"," 30 July 2019 In late May, the 81-year-old was working her way through issues caused by the unusually rainy spring and sorting out ways to repackage all of her farm’s prepared foods to meet the Westport Farmers’ Market’s new plastic-free requirements. Deborah Hornblow,, "Boutique Farms: Creative And Resourceful Farmers Find Their Artisanal Niche," 25 June 2019 Typically, large right-wing news channels or conservative tabloids will then take these stories going viral on Facebook and repackage them for older, mainstream audiences. Casey Newton, The Verge, "Why social media is friend to far-right politicians around the world," 30 Oct. 2018 Efforts to repackage recent economic history around Mr. Xi gathered pace in June, when the party launched a publicity drive for the reform anniversary. Chun Han Wong, WSJ, "China’s Museums Rewrite History to Boost Xi," 20 Aug. 2018 Brands such as Aveda and Lush borrow from ayurveda to develop skin-care products, while trendy coffee shops and juice bars in American cities repackage India’s village remedies into turmeric lattes and ashwagandha smoothies. Vidhi Doshi, Washington Post, "How ghee, turmeric and aloe vera became India’s new instruments of soft power," 29 Jan. 2018 The Japanese would be smart to repackage their promises of agricultural liberalization from the Trans-Pacific Partnership and offer them as a basis for negotiations with Mr. Trump. Holman W. Jenkins, WSJ, "A Foreigner’s Guide to Trade War," 26 June 2018 Know Where the Meds Originated Pharmacies take pills out of their original containers, repackage them and put new expiration dates on. Bunny Wong, Woman's Day, "10 Expert Tips for Cleaning Out Your Medicine Cabinet," 29 Dec. 2015

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First Known Use of repackage

1899, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of repackage was in 1899

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English Language Learners Definition of repackage

: to put (something) into a new package
: to present (something) to the public in a new or more attractive way

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