Definition of redefine verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

  

redefine

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˌriːdɪˈfaɪn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːdɪˈfaɪn//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they redefine
BrE BrE//ˌriːdɪˈfaɪn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːdɪˈfaɪn//
 
he / she / it redefines
BrE BrE//ˌriːdɪˈfaɪnz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːdɪˈfaɪnz//
 
past simple redefined
BrE BrE//ˌriːdɪˈfaɪnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːdɪˈfaɪnd//
 
past participle redefined
BrE BrE//ˌriːdɪˈfaɪnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːdɪˈfaɪnd//
 
-ing form redefining
BrE BrE//ˌriːdɪˈfaɪnɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːdɪˈfaɪnɪŋ//
 
 
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to change the nature or limits of something; to make people consider something in a new way redefine something The new constitution redefined the powers of the president. redefine what, how, etc… We need to redefine what we mean by democracy.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: redefine