repattern

verb

re·​pat·​tern (ˌ)rē-ˈpa-tərn How to pronounce repattern (audio)
variants or less commonly re-pattern
repatterned also re-patterned; repatterning also re-patterning

transitive verb

: 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

Word History

First Known Use

1923, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of repattern was in 1923

Dictionary Entries Near repattern

Cite this Entry

“Repattern.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/repattern. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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