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[ree-pee-puh l]
verb (used with object), re·peo·pled, re·peo·pling.
  1. to furnish again with people.
  2. to restock with animals.
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Origin of repeople

First recorded in 1475–85, repeople is from the Middle French word repeupler, Old French. See re-, people
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Historical Examples of repeople

  • It was necessary to repeople his capital and to attract others than Turks to it.

    The Turkish Empire, its Growth and Decay

    Lord Eversley

  • But who is to rebuild Babylon and to repeople the land of the Assyrians?


    Walter Besant

  • I eat them up with my eyes and repeople the heath with those who raised them.

    Children of the Mist

    Eden Phillpotts

  • The king endeavoured to repeople the country by his conquests.

    The History of Sumatra

    William Marsden

  • The "long array of shadows," the "beings of the mind," come to him "like truth," and repeople the vacancy.