re·​peo·​ple (ˌ)rē-ˈpē-pəl How to pronounce repeople (audio)
variants or less commonly re-people
repeopled also re-peopled; repeopling also re-peopling

transitive verb

: to people (something) again
"… I want to re-people our stricken country …"Henry James
With such reminiscences I repeopled the woods and lulled myself asleep.Henry David Thoreau

Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of repeople was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Repeople.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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