Definition of repurpose
: to give a new purpose or use to repurpose the company's website repurpose the archived material
Examples of repurpose in a Sentence
finding ways to repurpose old computer equipment
Recent Examples of repurpose from the Web
The project will repurpose the property that was built in 1957 for the Jewish Community Center.
The uniforms repurpose Cheongsam, a traditional, formal Chinese dress for women.
And slowly Van Winkle chipped away, bringing outdoor dining and the option to repurpose retail space into restaurants.
Vulture and his antagonistic salvagers repurpose powerful technology left over after superhero battles for their own financial gain, and Spidey quickly becomes a thorn in their side with his sweet Stark Tech suit.
DJ Shadow wasn’t the first to repurpose sampled records into wholly original music, or even the first to do it artfully—there were Double Dee and Steinski, the Dust Brothers, and Negativland, not to mention hundreds of hip-hop producers.
In April, Comcast spent about $1.7 billion for wireless spectrum in New York, Chicago, San Francisco and Philadelphia, part of the Federal Communications Commission auction to repurpose a chunk of the television broadcast airwaves for mobile use.
Plans have been developed by Ochsner Health System and their partners to repurpose the former Louisiana Heart Hospital & Medical Center north of Lacombe, according to St. Tammany Parish government.
The equipment is provided to the Department of Homeland Security under the Defense Department program established to repurpose military equipment previously used in Afghanistan and Iraq.
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REPURPOSE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of repurpose for English Language Learners
: to change (something) so that it can be used for a different purpose
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