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- v. To give a new or different definition to a word
- v. to define an area of storage, that has already been defined, in a different manner (e.g. both as character and numeric) - to allow multiple processing methods
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- v. give a new or different definition of (a word)
- v. give a new or different definition to
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Gay marriage proponents want to redefine a word, marriage, and grab ahold of the hundreds of legal protections and financial incentives that are granted with a marriage license.
What they don't have is the right to redefine a word to give a false impression.
The following is not an easy video to listen to, but it's necessary for not only the LGBT community but also those who claim that we are being too pushy, that we are trying to "redefine" American values, that we hate Christianity, etc.
There's a lot of pretentious crap out there, trying to be the next Watchmen and "redefine" comics, but these are good supernatural fun with a tip of the hat to Lovecraft, Poe and Godzilla.
With question two, they agree that the birds were made on day five (what else can they say?), but for chapter two, they "redefine" the scriptures to mean that
In the meantime, some Mormon, Christian and Muslim advocates of plural marriage are themselves opposed to same-sex marriage, and accuse us gays of trying to "redefine" marriage.
As Bill Clinton gets ready to "redefine" both himself and his presidency in the weeks ahead, and as the rest of Washington gets ready to unleash a torrent of commentary about how he has or hasn't changed and how he is surging or sinking or whatever it turns out to be in the polls, all this becomes very apt.
(PDF) And they play into the right-wing's fear-mongering that gay people are a threat to marriage, that equality and inclusion would somehow unacceptably "redefine" the law (in a country dedicated to those very values), and that "Defense of Marriage" is the answer to committed couples seeking to participate in a precious institution.
Their hope is to "redefine" the entire dictionary.
Admiral Fallon said it may be time for the United States to "redefine" its goals in this war.