repurpose

verb re·pur·pose \ (ˌ)rē-ˈpər-pəs \
|Updated on: 22 Jun 2018

Definition of repurpose

repurposed; repurposing; repurposes
: to give a new purpose or use to
  • repurpose the company's website
  • repurpose the archived material

Examples of repurpose in a Sentence

  1. finding ways to repurpose old computer equipment

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First Known Use of repurpose

1984

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Definition of repurpose for English Language Learners

  • : to change (something) so that it can be used for a different purpose


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