repurpose

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Etymology[edit]

From re- +‎ purpose.

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repurpose (third-person singular simple present repurposes, present participle repurposing, simple past and past participle repurposed)

  1. To reuse for a different purpose, on a long-term basis, without alteration.
    The town common was repurposed as a practice field.
  2. To alter to make more suited for a different purpose.
    The church was repurposed as a nightclub by lighting changes and removing the pews, but it never opened.

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