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[ree-mon-i-tahyz, -muhn-]
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verb (used with object), re·mon·e·tized, re·mon·e·tiz·ing.
  1. to restore to use as legal tender: to remonetize silver.
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Also especially British, re·mon·e·tise.

Origin of remonetize

An Americanism dating back to 1875–80; re- + monetize
Related formsre·mon·e·ti·za·tion, noun
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Historical Examples

  • But our line of policy in a joint movement with other nations to remonetize is very simple and very direct.

    American Eloquence, Volume IV. (of 4)


British Dictionary definitions for remonetize



  1. (tr) to reinstate as legal tenderto remonetize silver
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Derived Formsremonetization or remonetisation, noun
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