re·​pop·​u·​lar·​ize (ˌ)rē-ˈpä-pyə-lə-ˌrīz How to pronounce repopularize (audio)
repopularized; repopularizing

transitive verb

: 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

Word History

First Known Use

1841, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of repopularize was in 1841

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Cite this Entry

“Repopularize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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