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Definition of resettle verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they resettle
    he / she / it resettles
    past simple resettled
    -ing form resettling
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  1. 1[transitive, intransitive] resettle (somebody) to help people go and live in a new country or area; to go and live in a new country or area Many of the refugees were resettled in Canada.
  2. 2[transitive] resettle something to start to use an area again as a place to live The region was only resettled 200 years later.
  3. 3[intransitive, transitive] resettle (yourself) to make yourself comfortable in a new position The birds flew around and then resettled on the pond.
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noun [uncountable] the resettlement of refugees a resettlement agency
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