reinvent

verb

re·​in·​vent ˌrē-ən-ˈvent How to pronounce reinvent (audio)
reinvented; reinventing; reinvents

transitive verb

1
: to make as if for the first time something already invented
reinvent the wheel
2
: to remake or redo completely
3
: to bring into use again
reinvention noun

Examples of reinvent in a Sentence

The candidate promised to reinvent Social Security. chefs who reinvent regional favorites using exotic ingredients
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Word History

First Known Use

1686, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of reinvent was in 1686

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“Reinvent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reinvent. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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reinvent

verb
re·​in·​vent ˌrē-ən-ˈvent How to pronounce reinvent (audio)
1
: to make as if for the first time something already invented
reinvent the wheel
2
: to remake or redo completely
reinvented his musical style
reinvention noun

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