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redistribute

[ree-di-strib-yoot] /ˌri dɪˈstrɪb yut/
verb (used with object), redistributed, redistributing.
1.
to distribute again or anew:
The corporation will redistribute its share of the profits to its stockholders.
2.
to alter the distribution of; apportion differently:
Let's redistribute the work more fairly.
Origin of redistribute
1605-1615
First recorded in 1605-15; re- + distribute
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  • Ethan mustn't run away with the idea that the Tallmadge accumulations were only waiting for a lavish hand to redistribute.

    The Open Question Elizabeth Robins
  • Other men have attempted to redistribute the divisions and devise new modes of collecting the revenue.

  • Come to such a place this evening; all the neighbourhood will be there; we are going to redistribute the dwelling-houses.

    The Conquest of Bread Peter Kropotkin
  • This movement puzzled the newcomer until he suddenly realized that it was merely to redistribute the rouge on them.

    The Shadow Arthur Stringer
  • This ovular migration may serve to redistribute eggs to the oviducts when the ovaries are functioning at unequal rates.

British Dictionary definitions for redistribute

redistribute

/ˌriːdɪˈstrɪbjuːt/
verb (transitive)
1.
to distribute (something) again or differently
Derived Forms
redistributive, adjective
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Word Origin and History for redistribute
v.

1610s, from re- "back, again" + distribute. Related: Redistributed; redistributing.

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