Definition of redistribute in English:

redistribute

Syllabification: re·dis·tri·bute
Pronunciation: /ˌrēdəˈstribˌyo͞ot
 
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verb

[with object]
Distribute (something) differently or again, typically to achieve greater social equality: their primary concern was to redistribute income from rich to poor
More example sentences
  • All the districts suffered as the Government took the money away from the districts and redistributed it mainly to the counties.
  • This served as the means for redistributing social wealth into the hands of a tiny elite while, at the same time, basic forms of social security were demolished.
  • They tend toward social policies which redistribute wealth from those who have earned it to those who need it.

Derivatives

redistribution

Pronunciation: /ˌrēˌdistrəˈbyo͞oSHən/
noun
More example sentences
  • How then does one continue to dislodge demands for state-mandated redistributions of wealth?
  • Nevertheless, there has been a degree of redistribution under Labour.
  • It seems to me that a socialist government would understand the concept of redistribution of taxes.

redistributive

Pronunciation: /-ˈstribyətiv/
adjective
More example sentences
  • It has made some progress and been more redistributive than most previous governments.
  • What we're against is social engineering, redistributive taxation, over-regulation of private activity, etc.
  • Frequent warnings against the redistributive nature of government were characteristic of his tenure.

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