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rehouse

[ree-houz] /riˈhaʊz/
verb (used with object), rehoused [ree-houzd] /riˈhaʊzd/ (Show IPA), rehousing [ree-hou-zing] /riˈhaʊ zɪŋ/ (Show IPA)
1.
to house again.
2.
to provide with new or different housing:
civic programs to rehouse people living in condemned buildings.
Origin of rehouse
1810-1820
First recorded in 1810-20; re- + house
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  • Thus, a number of brand-new dwellings are to be built, to rehouse those villagers whose ancient homes have been taken from them.

British Dictionary definitions for rehouse

rehouse

/riːˈhaʊz/
verb (transitive)
1.
to accommodate (someone or something) in a new house or building
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Word Origin and History for rehouse
v.

also re-house, 1820, from re- + house (v.). Related: Rehoused; rehousing.

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