[ ree-pur-chuhs ]
See synonyms for: repurchaserepurchasedrepurchasesrepurchasing on

verb (used with object),re·pur·chased, re·pur·chas·ing.
  1. to buy again; regain by purchase.

  1. the act of repurchasing.

  1. of or relating to repurchase: a repurchase contract.

Origin of repurchase

First recorded in 1585–95; re- + purchase

Other words from repurchase

  • re·pur·chas·er, noun

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

How to use repurchase in a sentence

  • We must purchase them, a few at a time; the residents can repurchase from us and so become freeholders.

    The Hills and the Vale | Richard Jefferies
  • The workingman cannot, then, repurchase that which he has produced for his master.

    What is Property? | P. J. Proudhon
  • He meditated the repurchase of his ancestral home in Normandy and the restoration of its ancient honors for his son.

    The Golden Dog | William Kirby
  • Quite as keen has been the fighting over the principle of State repurchase of private lands with or without the owner's consent.

    The Long White Cloud | William Pember Reeves
  • Old Matthew Zane would endeavor to borrow from Gordon the money with which to repurchase the option he had granted.

    Mountain Blood | Joseph Hergesheimer

British Dictionary definitions for repurchase


/ (riːˈpɜːtʃɪs) /

  1. to buy back or buy again goods, securities, assets, etc

  1. an act or instance of repurchasing

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