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

Definition of reinvent

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

Other Words from reinvent

reinvention \ ˌrē-​ən-​ˈven(t)-​shən How to pronounce reinvent (audio) \ noun

Examples of reinvent in a Sentence

The candidate promised to reinvent Social Security. chefs who reinvent regional favorites using exotic ingredients
Recent Examples on the Web Even after 12 seasons in the major leagues, Goldschmidt has still found ways to reinvent his approach at the plate and remains one of the most consistent hitters in the league. Jenna Ortiz, The Arizona Republic, 19 Aug. 2022 The CSPs that take the time to reinvent their operations environment now will reap the benefits of streamlined networks and differentiated services in the future. Ari Banerjee, Forbes, 3 Aug. 2022 Bottega Veneta, always finding new ways to reinvent their sought after square toe sandals, showcased a raffia mule this season to be worn with summer dresses and denim. Laura Jackson, Vogue, 1 Aug. 2022 This franchise is always trying to find ways to reinvent itself and keep things fresh. Elizabeth Wagmeister, Variety, 8 July 2022 Few festivals indulge their fans’ creative instincts like Splendour by finding as many ingenious ways to reinvent itself each year, including plans for a 2022 science tent with lectures and adult-friendly hands-on experiments. Dave Brooks, Billboard, 28 June 2022 Luxury brands that once destroyed and even burned unsold merchandise are now thinking of ways to reinvent it. New York Times, 3 May 2022 From my experience as a wellness consultant for C-suite leaders, right now may be the perfect time to reinvent ourselves. Bija Bennett, Rolling Stone, 18 Apr. 2022 However, although fashion repeats itself and denim silhouettes seem to be pretty straight forward, Martens continues to find new ways to reinvent it. Greg Emmanuel, Essence, 23 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of reinvent

1686, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Reinvent.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2022.

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