repurpose

[ ree-pur-puhs ]
/ ˌriˈpɜr pəs /

verb (used with object) re·pur·posed, re·pur·pos·ing.

to adapt or utilize (something) for a new purpose: The objective is to create affordable housing by repurposing abandoned commercial properties.

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Origin of repurpose

First recorded in 1980–85; re- + purpose
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