repopularize

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

Definition of repopularize

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

First Known Use of repopularize

1841, in the meaning defined above

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“Repopularize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/repopularize. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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