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redistribute (v.)

also re-distribute, "distribute again, apportion afresh," 1610s, from re- "back, again" + distribute. Political economy sense is by 1863. Related: Redistributed; redistributing.

updated on June 06, 2021

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Definitions of redistribute from WordNet

redistribute (v.)
distribute anew;
redistribute the troops more strategically
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