repopularize

verb re·pop·u·lar·ize \ (ˌ)rē-ˈpä-pyə-lə-ˌrīz \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of repopularize

repopularized; repopularizing
: to make (something) popular again
  • After decades of disuse, the term was repopularized in the seventies and eighties …
  • —Jordan Kisner
  • But to let people know she was the same old trend-setting Madonna who repopularized the crucifix and the corset, she topped her outfit with a humorous black chapeau, whose brim coyly held her long white veil.
  • —Amy Wilentz

First Known Use of repopularize

1841

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