from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To program again.

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  • v. to fundamentally change something.
  • v. To program anew.


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  • The victim is swept under the rug and accused persons get every program available to them to "reprogram" this behaviour.

    My Report report

  • A defense-industry executive said that scenario could also force the Pentagon to " reprogram " money, shifting funds to more urgently needed items until Congress is back in 2011 and can pass an appropriations bill.

    Defense-Spending Bill Enters Uncharted Waters

  • The issue would be whether the agency could "reprogram" those funds to other uses consistent with the FY 2011 request as an administrative action.

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  • So he lives on a strict diet, and every day he swallows 150 dietary supplements in order to "reprogram" his body's biochemistry.

    I, Robot

  • In June, with more applications pouring in, the mayor unexpectedly announced that he would "reprogram" $20 million of the city's planned $27 million contribution for a separate effort to repair existing homes.

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  • The ability to "reprogram" adult cells back into an earlier, undifferentiated state by inserting four genes has the potential to reshape the ethical debate over stem-cell research, because the cells no longer have to be taken from an embryo.

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  • Some beauty practitioners apply small jolts of electricity to facial muscles to "reprogram" them to lift.

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  • We can see this phenomena in today's social web - the web is rewriting the rule book on how we program content- rather than a top-down, command economy approach, where programmers decide what we should read, watch, and discuss - users are leverage social media sites to "reprogram" content.

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  • Mixing It Up Financial advisers 'reprogram' boomer clients with big portfolios to emphasize 'need, not greed'.

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  • She suggests the Pentagon "reprogram" some funds to cover the cost.

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