repattern

verb re·pat·tern \ (ˌ)rē-ˈpa-tərn \
variants: or less commonly re-pattern
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of repattern

repatterned also re-patterned; repatterning also re-patterning
: to pattern (something) anew
  • repatterning the breath in yoga
  • Then, Dorsey massages his image with reporters; he … creepily repatterns his speech after Steve Jobs …
  • —Matt Pearce
  • … represents an important opportunity for parents to help re-pattern the way boys view girls …
  • —Robert Lipsyte

First Known Use of repattern

1923

in the meaning defined above

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