re·​set·​tle | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈse-tᵊl How to pronounce resettle (audio) \
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.

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resettlement \ (ˌ)rē-​ˈse-​tᵊl-​mənt How to pronounce resettlement (audio) \ 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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“Resettle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jun. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of resettle

: to begin to live in a new area after leaving an old one : to settle again
: to begin to use (an area) again as a place to live

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