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[ree-di-strib-yoot] /ˌri dɪˈstrɪb yut/
verb (used with object), redistributed, redistributing.
to distribute again or anew:
The corporation will redistribute its share of the profits to its stockholders.
to alter the distribution of; apportion differently:
Let's redistribute the work more fairly.
Origin of redistribute
1605-15; re- + distribute Unabridged
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  • For example, the center has delved into its vast seed bank to redistribute to communities the seeds of lost varieties.
  • Instead the entire faculty voted to redistribute the salary income so that all could keep their jobs.
  • In that sense, the biggest economic effect of disasters is to redistribute resources rather than create them.
  • Of course, all taxes are redistributive, in that they redistribute private resources for public purposes.
  • His is a project less about the images and more about what it means to redistribute them.
  • Don't try to redistribute wealth from rich to poor, because that slows growth.
  • The storage is required to redistribute consumption over a time due to mismatch between production and consumption.
  • The company must then pay for trucks to redistribute the cars or scooters throughout the city.
  • Underprivileged is believing that you need government to redistribute wealth so you can get what is yours.
  • Let stand for seven days, shaking the jar each day to redistribute the salt mixture.
British Dictionary definitions for redistribute


verb (transitive)
to distribute (something) again or differently
Derived Forms
redistributive, adjective
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Word Origin and History for redistribute

1610s, from re- "back, again" + distribute. Related: Redistributed; redistributing.

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