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re·​plate (ˌ)rē-ˈplāt How to pronounce replate (audio)
replated; replating

transitive verb

: to plate (something) again: such as
: to arrange (food) again on a different plate or dish
Entertaining doesn't mean cooking from scratch. You can buy prepared entrees at the grocery and replate them.Bryce Sanders
A scramble to replate the men's quail dish leads to a messy plate and cold food …Gwendolyn Richards
: to cover (something, such as jewelry or hardware) again with a thin adherent layer of metal
replating antique silverware
"Every nut and bolt has to be refurbished. Taken out, replated, put back in. …"P. J. Smith
: to change (something, such as a newspaper page) by altering or resetting its printing plate (see plate entry 1 sense 4a)
… said, "Put that in—the editorial page," and strode out. … The editorial page was replated.John Bartlow Martin


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re·​plate ˈrē-ˌplāt How to pronounce replate (audio)
plural replates
: a printing of an edition of a newspaper or periodical in which new material is inserted by an alteration or resetting of a plate (see plate entry 1 sense 4a)
In old newspaper parlance, it's a replate, a replacement of the earlier printing plates with new ones containing later information. Current technology, however, doesn't require plates, ink, or delivery people.Donald R. Shanor

Examples of replate in a Sentence

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Even the antique stop valves and supply lines, which had to be taken apart and replated, turned into a restoration project. Rhonda Reinhart, Country Living, 1 May 2023

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Word History

First Known Use


1796, in the meaning defined above


1921, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of replate was in 1796

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Cite this Entry

“Replate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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