re·​pro·​gram | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈprō-ˌgram How to pronounce reprogram (audio) , -grəm \
reprogrammed; reprogramming; reprograms

Definition of reprogram

transitive verb

: to program anew especially : to revise or write a new program for reprogram a computer

intransitive verb

: to rewrite or revise a program especially of a computer

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Other Words from reprogram

reprogrammable \ (ˌ)rē-​ˈprō-​ˌgra-​mə-​bəl How to pronounce reprogram (audio) , -​ˌprō-​ˈgra-​ \ adjective

Examples of reprogram in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Cameron Wasacz, the founder of Prolux Entertainment, initially went to reprogram the computer that controls the iconic glowing rooftop orb atop downtown Detroit's Penobscot Building. Janelle James, Detroit Free Press, 8 June 2021 In two Zoom conversations, Montagano outlined efforts to rethink and reprogram the museum, which reopens from its pandemic shutdown on Saturday. Scarlet Cheng, Los Angeles Times, 29 May 2021 The deliberations over how to reprogram the LAPD money consumed nearly 11 months at City Hall, drawing a rare veto from Garcetti and an equally rare veto override from council members. Dakota Smith, Los Angeles Times, 26 May 2021 Mayorkas said the Biden administration would inform congressional appropriators of any need to reprogram or transfer funds to cope with the border influx, possibly next month. Washington Post, 26 May 2021 The hack required physical access to an AirTag to reprogram the chip. Aaron Pressman, Fortune, 10 May 2021 Spring is a great time to reprogram your controller or replace a conventional device with a smart controller. Richard Restuccia, San Diego Union-Tribune, 8 May 2021 Using implantables to reprogram underlying human biology can allow us to augment and upgrade ourselves in a few short years. Nikolai Vassev, Forbes, 6 May 2021 Maybe we were trained a certain way and need to reprogram ourselves. Harvey Mackay, Star Tribune, 2 May 2021

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First Known Use of reprogram

1937, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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“Reprogram.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Jul. 2021.

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