resettle

verb
re·set·tle | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈse-tᵊl \
resettled; resettling

Definition of resettle 

transitive verb

1 transitive : to settle (someone or something) again or anew especially : to move (people) to a new place to live efforts to resettle refugees

2 intransitive : to become settled again or anew (as after disturbance or upheaval) The family resettled in the United States.

Other words from resettle

resettlement \(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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The first known use of resettle was in 1545

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