To repurpose something is to use it for a different purpose. You can repurpose an old object into something new, or you can use a new object to replace an old one.

  • The company is repurposing old furniture into new office furniture.

  • She repurposed the old dresser into a new dresser for her bedroom.

Definition of repurpose


To reuse for a different purpose, on a long-term basis, without alteration.


To alter to make more suited for a different purpose.

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