[ree-pur-chuh s]

verb (used with object), re·pur·chased, re·pur·chas·ing.

to buy again; regain by purchase.


the act of repurchasing.


of or relating to repurchase: a repurchase contract.

Origin of repurchase

First recorded in 1585–95; re- + purchase
Related formsre·pur·chas·er, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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verb (tr)

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


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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