[ ree-hohm ]

verb (used with object)
  1. to transfer (an animal or child) to the care of a new family in a different home: When our cat had kittens, we kept only the little runt, and rehomed the others.Shockingly, no federal law prohibits adoptive parents from rehoming their adopted children through a simple power of attorney.

Origin of rehome

First recorded in 1855–60; re- + home

Words Nearby rehome Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023