reinvent

verb re·in·vent \ ˌrē-ən-ˈvent \
|Updated on: 11 Aug 2018

Definition of reinvent

reinvented; reinventing; reinvents
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

play \ˌrē-ən-ˈven(t)-shən\ noun

Examples of reinvent in a Sentence

  1. The candidate promised to reinvent Social Security.

  2. chefs who reinvent regional favorites using exotic ingredients

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First Known Use of reinvent

1686

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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REINVENT Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of reinvent for English Language Learners

  • : to make major changes or improvements to (something)

  • : to present (something) in a different or new way



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