[ ree-di-vel-uhp ]

verb (used with object)

  1. to develop (something) again.
  2. Photography. to submit (a film or the like) to a second development, as to intensify or tone it.

verb (used without object)

  1. to develop again.


/ ˌriːdɪˈvɛləp /


  1. to rebuild or replan (a building, area, etc)
  2. photog to develop (a negative or print) for a second time, in order to improve the contrast, colour, etc
  3. to develop (something) again

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Derived Forms

  • ˌredeˈvelopment, noun
  • ˌredeˈveloper, noun

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Other Words From

  • rede·velop·er noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of redevelop1

First recorded in 1880–85; re- + develop

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Example Sentences

Cloudy skies persist through the afternoon, and some patchy light snow may redevelop, especially in our southern areas.

The snow would then probably redevelop later Thursday and keep going into the early morning on Friday as the next wave comes through.

Snow may continue in the immediate area another hour or so, and then should start to taper off unless the band redevelops.

The icy mix precipitation may end early Monday, but occasional snow showers may redevelop later Monday into Tuesday, especially in the District and to the north and northeast.

Of its 50 simulations, most take the low center toward West Virginia or Ohio, then redevelop another south along the East Coast, as shown in the maps below.

But here's one that isn't: how do you redevelop a co-op or condo?

He can begin with steady work, to redevelop his muscles, and to reduce his bulk (if he is much over weight) by degrees.

It seems to take many generations to redevelop an atrophied conscience.


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