Definition of reclassify in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /rēˈklasəˌfī/

verb (reclassifies, reclassifying, reclassified)

[with object]
Assign to a different class or category: Hurricane Helene was reclassified as a bad storm
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.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: re·clas·si·fy

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.