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[ree-pur-chuh s]
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verb (used with object), re·pur·chased, re·pur·chas·ing.
  1. to buy again; regain by purchase.
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  1. the act of repurchasing.
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  1. of or relating to repurchase: a repurchase contract.
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Origin of repurchase

First recorded in 1585–95; re- + purchase
Related formsre·pur·chas·er, noun
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Historical Examples

  • He will repurchase the Hotel de Sairmeuse, and furnish it magnificently.

    The Honor of the Name

    Emile Gaboriau

  • This was prevented only by repurchase of their stock at very high prices.

  • She had always been able to repurchase the friendship of her friends.

    The Grey Lady

    Henry Seton Merriman

  • He knew now what Fairfax meant by the repurchase of his miserable youth.

    Fairfax and His Pride

    Marie Van Vorst

  • The landlord is enabled to sell his demesne, and repurchase it at a profit.

British Dictionary definitions for repurchase


verb (tr)
  1. to buy back or buy again goods, securities, assets, etc
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  1. an act or instance of repurchasing
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Word Origin and History for repurchase


1590s, from re- + purchase (v.). Related: Repurchased; repurchasing.

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