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[ree-di-vel-uh p] /ˌri dɪˈvɛl əp/
verb (used with object)
to develop (something) again.
Photography. to submit (a film or the like) to a second development, as to intensify or tone it.
verb (used without object)
to develop again.
Origin of redevelop
1880-85; re- + develop
Related forms
redeveloper, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for redevelop
  • Nationally, a generation's worth of efforts to redevelop urban slums haven't worked well on the whole.
  • Local officials had sought ways to redevelop the building.
  • The government is planning to spend nearly half a billion pounds to redevelop this blighted wasteland.
  • The city council, which owns the site, wants to redevelop it.
  • The pressure for them to do so is increasing as they shut old smokestack factories and redevelop the land for other uses.
  • As the article and the commentators suggest, the question now is how to redevelop some of the excess commercial space.
  • The government is selling off the housing project to developers who are going to redevelop it into condos for rich people.
British Dictionary definitions for redevelop


verb (transitive)
to rebuild or replan (a building, area, etc)
(photog) to develop (a negative or print) for a second time, in order to improve the contrast, colour, etc
to develop (something) again
Derived Forms
redeveloper, noun
redevelopment, noun
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