[ ree-di-strib-yoot ]
/ ˌri dɪˈstrɪb yut /

verb (used with object), re·dis·trib·ut·ed, re·dis·trib·ut·ing.

to distribute again or anew: The corporation will redistribute its share of the profits to its stockholders.
to alter the distribution of; apportion differently: Let's redistribute the work more fairly.

Origin of redistribute

First recorded in 1605–15; re- + distribute Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for redistribute


/ (ˌriːdɪˈstrɪbjuːt) /

verb (tr)

to distribute (something) again or differently
Derived Formsredistributive, adjective
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Word Origin and History for redistribute



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

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