Definition of reclassify in English:

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reclassify

Pronunciation: /riːˈklasɪfʌɪ/

verb (reclassifies, reclassifying, reclassified)

[with object]
1Assign to a different class or category: what was previously tax relief may be reclassified as government expenditure
More example sentences
  • Ketamine is currently legal although the Home Office has plans to reclassify it as a class C drug by the end of this year.
  • The book was reclassified Category 1 - Restricted.
  • But in November 2000 the prison was reclassified as a Category C prison, which meant inmates could not work in the community.
1.1(In South Africa during the apartheid era) officially assign (someone) to a different legally defined ethnic group.
Example sentences
  • The fine print is fascinating, explaining the criteria used by government panels to reclassify people from one racial group to another.
  • She was never legally reclassified; her father fought tirelessly against it.

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