repurpose


repurpose
repurpose UK US /ˌriːˈpɜːpəs/ verb [T] ENVIRONMENT
to use something for a different purpose to the one for which it was originally intended: »

A single container could be repurposed as many as 30 times.

repurpose sth as sth »

Cities have repurposed their former downtown and industrial areas as entertainment districts.

Compare RECYCLE(Cf. ↑recycle)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • repurpose — transitive verb Date: 1984 to give a new purpose or use to < repurpose the company s Web site > < repurpose the archived material > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • repurpose — v.t., repurposed, repurposing. * * * …   Universalium

  • repurpose — verb a) To reuse for a different purpose, on a long term basis, without alteration. The town common was repurposed as a practice field. b) To alter to make more suited for a different purpose. The church was repurposed as a nightclub by lighting… …   Wiktionary

  • repurpose — re|pur|pose [ˌri:ˈpə:pəs US ˈpə:r ] v [T] if something such as equipment, a building, or a document is repurposed, it is used in a new way that is different from its original use, without having to be changed very much →↑adapt ▪ We put a lot of… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • repurpose — {{11}} by 1983, from RE (Cf. re ) + PURPOSE (Cf. purpose) (v.). Related: Repurposed; repurposing. {{12}} by 1995, from RE (Cf. re ) + PURPOSE (Cf. purpose) …   Etymology dictionary

  • repurpose — verb adapt for use in a different purpose …   English new terms dictionary

  • repurpose — /riˈpɜpəs/ (say ree perpuhs) verb (t) (repurposed, repurposing) to convert for use in another format, medium, or product …   Australian English dictionary

  • repurpose — v. To take a process or system designed for one task and use it for another usually in way unforeseen by its creators. In the fast moving Internet economy, repurposing has become a viable substitute for true innovation …   Business English jargon and slang

  • repurpose — v.t., repurposed, repurposing …   Useful english dictionary

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