re·​en·​gi·​neer | \ (ˌ)rē-ˌen-jə-ˈnir How to pronounce reengineer (audio) \
reengineered; reengineering; reengineers

Definition of reengineer

transitive verb

1 : to engineer again or anew : redesign reengineered the chassis
2 : to reorganize the operations of (an organization) so as to improve efficiency

Examples of reengineer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The pandemic has offered a vivid of example of how systemic risk — one of the four shocks reshaping the future of work — forces leaders to reengineer their businesses. Forrester, Forbes, 27 June 2022 By scaling down strategically, the focus is to reengineer these structures to cope with current demand in a sustainable manner. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 2 May 2022 President Joe Biden’s Monday signature on a massive $1.2 trillion infrastructure deal may reengineer the way people and goods move around Utah, while also tapping the brakes on the trajectory of the climate crisis. Leia Larsen, The Salt Lake Tribune, 15 Nov. 2021 Companies and labs like Kaplan’s and Lewis’ picked a lane early on—to either invent a supply of spider silk or reengineer the less-tough silkworm stuff. Max G. Levy, Wired, 28 June 2021 And planners kept trying to harness the volatile energy of the corporate world to reengineer the city, with dramatic results and uneven success. Justin Davidson, Curbed, 26 Apr. 2021 This year, new general manager Perry Minasian didn’t reengineer the entire team. Jack Harris, Los Angeles Times, 1 Apr. 2021 For the last two years, Athleta designers and technical experts have been working with thousands of women to reengineer and expand the brand’s extended sizing offering. CNN Underscored, 31 Mar. 2021 President Joe Biden wants $2 trillion to reengineer America’s infrastructure and expects the nation’s corporations to pay for it., 31 Mar. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of reengineer

1889, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Reengineer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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