resettle

verb re·set·tle \ (ˌ)rē-ˈse-tᵊl \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of resettle

resettled; resettling
1 T : to settle (someone or something) again or anew; especially : to move (people) to a new place to live
  • efforts to resettle refugees
2 I : to become settled again or anew (as after disturbance or upheaval)
  • The family resettled in the United States.

resettlement

play \(ˌ)rē-ˈse-tᵊl-mənt\ noun, plural resettlements
    • the resettlement of refugees
    • a resettlement program

First Known Use of resettle

1545

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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