from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To use or convert for use in another format or product: repurposed the book as a compact disk.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To reuse for a different purpose, on a long-term basis, without alteration.
- v. To alter to make more suited for a different purpose.
From re- + purpose. (Wiktionary)