Definition of "reappropriated" [reappropriated]

  • Simple past tense and past participle of reappropriate. (verb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "reappropriated" in a sentence
  • "In 2008, according to everyone I spoke to, the current government has 'reappropriated' roughly $30 billion in private pensions."
  • "However, the point is that like ‘queer’ the epithet can be reappropriated by those against whom it is used, and subverted into a positive term, indicating that those who cast it as a pejorative are the ones whose honour should be doubted, and mercantile privilege questioned."
  • "The state also reappropriated $160 million that was slated for the MTA, the agency said."
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