reallocate - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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/riˈæləkeɪt/
present tense
I/you/we/theyreallocate
he/she/itreallocates
present participlereallocating
past tensereallocated
past participlereallocated
  1. to decide officially that something will be used for a different purpose
    1. a.
      computing if a computer reallocates memory, it makes it ready to use for a different purpose