Definitions

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  • v. To repopulate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To people anew.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To people anew; furnish again with a stock of people.

Etymologies

From re- +‎ people. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Meanwhile, the lend the state $10 million to help "repeople" foreclosed properties in and around the Twin Cities.

    CJR

  • Somehow, despite all the brutal odds against him, Alessan was going to restore Ruatha Hold, repeople its vacant holds, restock its empty fields.

    Artichoke

  • Sir Henry Wallopp, treasurer and treasurer at war, 1579-99, also briefly joint lord chief justice, and ideological colleague of Spenser's, was by 1584 impressed by the heavy mortality that had fallen on Munster through war and its inevitable shadow of famine, pointed to the consequent need "to repeople it again with a better race and kind of people than the former were."

    Dead heads and humanists

  • I don't care if someone thinks of new fairy tales but why repeople the old ones?

    "But she wanted a tutu"

  • So I know a lot of repeople don't want to hear that, but slow down.

    CNN Transcript Jul 7, 2008

  • At that terrible injunction, “Go and conquer,” America was desolated and its inhabitants exterminated; Africa and Europe were exhausted in vain to repeople it; the poison of money and of pleasure having enervated the species, the world became nearly a desert and appeared likely every day to advance nearer to desolation by the continual wars which were kindled on our continent, from the ambition of extending its power to foreign lands.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • Agis, therefore, believing it a glorious action, as in truth it was, to equalize and repeople the state, began to sound the inclinations of the citizens.

    The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans

  • We left none to represent us, none to repeople the desart land, and the name of

    The Last Man

  • The city had rejected him; let it perish with its rabble, and if he got back he could repeople it more to his mind.

    The Mask of Apollo

  • While wandering about the narrow alleys, these quaint passages under the houses, a peculiar feature of Prague, you will pick up something of the old spirit of the city and repeople it with the shades of former inhabitants or visitors to suit your taste or knowledge of its history.

    From a Terrace in Prague

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