Redistribute
Redistribute \Re`dis*trib"ute\ (-tr?b"?t), v. t. To distribute again. [1913 Webster] -- {Re*dis`tri*bu"tion} (-tr?*b?"sh?n), n. [1913 Webster]

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  • redistribute — UK US /ˌriːdɪˈstrɪbjuːt/ verb [T] ECONOMICS, POLITICS ► to share something out differently from before, especially in a fairer way: »Some people are in favour of redistributing income to the poor, even at the expense of tax rises. »The minimum… …   Financial and business terms

  • redistribute — I verb allot again, deal out again, dole out again, give out again, hand out again, parcel out again, readminister, reallot, reapportion, rearrange, reassign, reassort, reclass, reclassify, redivide, regroup, reissue, repartition, replace II… …   Law dictionary

  • redistribute — (v.) 1610s, from RE (Cf. re ) back, again + DISTRIBUTE (Cf. distribute). Related: Redistributed; redistributing …   Etymology dictionary

  • redistribute — ► VERB ▪ distribute again or differently. DERIVATIVES redistribution noun redistributive adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • redistribute — [rē΄dis trib′yo͞ot] vt. redistributed, redistributing to distribute again or in a different way redistribution n. redistributive adj …   English World dictionary

  • redistribute — /ree di strib yooht/, v.t., redistributed, redistributing. 1. to distribute again or anew: The corporation will redistribute its share of the profits to its stockholders. 2. to alter the distribution of; apportion differently: Let s redistribute… …   Universalium

  • redistribute — re|dis|trib|ute [ˌri:dıˈstrıbju:t] v [T] to give something to each member of a group so that it is divided up in a different way from before redistribute income/wealth/resources etc ▪ a programme to redistribute wealth from the rich to the poor …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • redistribute — UK [ˌriːdɪˈstrɪbjuːt] / US [ˌrɪdɪˈstrɪbjut] verb [transitive] Word forms redistribute : present tense I/you/we/they redistribute he/she/it redistributes present participle redistributing past tense redistributed past participle redistributed to… …   English dictionary

  • redistribute — verb Redistribute is used with these nouns as the object: ↑income, ↑land, ↑resource …   Collocations dictionary

  • redistribute — [[t]ri͟ːdɪstrɪ̱bjuːt[/t]] redistributes, redistributing, redistributed VERB If something such as money or property is redistributed, it is shared among people or organizations in a different way from the way that it was previously shared. [be V… …   English dictionary

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