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

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 The county's Elections Department will need to reprogram the ballot reading equipment to only count the JP race. Maritza Dominguez, The Arizona Republic, 11 Aug. 2022 Your brain is a supercomputer; format that computer, starting from scratch to reprogram yourself and build a new belief system. Tania Tome, Forbes, 9 Aug. 2022 This resulted primarily from scientists’ newfound ability to take adult human cells, for example skin cells, and reprogram them back into an earlier, more primitive but more powerful embryonic-like, pluripotent cells. Bill Frist, Forbes, 2 Aug. 2022 Fortunately, there are ways to reprogram your self-talk on your own. Madeline Holcombe, CNN, 15 July 2022 This will reprogram one counter to mode 3, which Defender will detect. Jacob Siegal, BGR, 3 July 2022 There's an obvious reason to want to reprogram the top row, and every key there, except for three Bluetooth pairing buttons, is programmable. Scharon Harding, Ars Technica, 24 May 2022 The compromise package would reprogram billions in unused money from other coronavirus bills to deliver funding for therapeutics, testing and vaccine distribution, Politico reported. Stephanie Innes, The Arizona Republic, 4 Apr. 2022 That’s 17 days earlier than last year, when the agency got a late start after having to reprogram and test its systems after the tax law changes passed in December 2020 as part of the second round of stimulus checks. Chris Morris, Fortune, 24 Jan. 2022 See More

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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 30 Sep. 2022.

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