from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To distribute again in a different way; reallocate.
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- v. to distribute again.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To distribute again.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To distribute again; deal back; apportion afresh.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. distribute anew
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Better to leave the money in people's pockets than take it, and "redistribute" it back
It turns out that he wasn't criticizing the Supreme Court for its failure to "redistribute" wealth.
They're proceeding on the presupposition that the word "redistribute" and its variants are approximately as worrisome as "terrorist."
Huh? Obama is a socialist who wants to "redistribute" wealth, and has wanted to do that since 2000.
Does he think America is so, so worried that HE, John McCain, might have to "redistribute" some of his own wealth (well actually, his wife's) to the middle and working classes of America?
The largest economic thing it does is "redistribute".
He vowed to seize half of Zimbabwe's arable 12 million hectares from some 4,000 white farmers -- who currently hold about 70 percent of such land -- and "redistribute" it to peasants.
As Jesse Jackson has said, up to now, only the garbage men have been feeling pain; now we must kind of redistribute the pain.
The government is the origin of all profit, so it gets to decide how to "redistribute" it for it believes there is some nefarious method of maldistribution to begin with.
I don't think that we should enact a totalitarian regime to "redistribute" anything.