verb (reclassifies, reclassifying, reclassified)[with object]
1Assign to a different class or category: what was previously tax relief may be reclassified as government expenditure
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- 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.
- 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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