reorganize

verb
re·​or·​ga·​nize | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈȯr-gə-ˌnīz \
reorganized; reorganizing; reorganizes

Definition of reorganize

transitive verb

: to organize again or anew

intransitive verb

: to reorganize something

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Other Words from reorganize

reorganizer noun

Examples of reorganize in a Sentence

The staff is still reorganizing the files according to the new system. The company was reorganized after it went bankrupt. The company is reorganizing as a corporation. The club had to reorganize when most of its members moved away.
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Smith was moved out of the QB coach role last year when Carroll reorganized the offensive coaching staff in the wake of the firing of offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell. Bob Condotta, The Seattle Times, "Seahawks assistant Carl Smith heading to new position with Houston Texans," 5 Feb. 2019 Each time, America’s resilient adversaries exploit the quiet periods to regroup and reorganize to threaten us anew. Bruce Hoffman And Seth G. Jones, WSJ, "Early Withdrawal Will Lead to More Terrorism," 10 Jan. 2019 Efforts to upgrade equipment, reorganize the force and focus spending on key new programs is helping to make the Army more lethal, Milley said. Lolita C. Baldor, The Seattle Times, "After missing enlistment goal, Army vows to boost recruiting," 8 Oct. 2018 In 2010, the commission reorganized and partnered with the village, relying on private donations and sponsors to operate annual Fourth of July festivities, organizers said. Pioneer Press, chicagotribune.com, "Niles 4th of July parade featured marching bands, bevvy of patriotic revelry," 9 July 2018 Alvin Gentry did a great job reorganizing that bunch in the wake of DeMarcus Cousins’ injury, and New Orleans is reaping the benefits now. Staff Report, San Antonio Express-News, "Writers’ roundtable: E-N sportswriters weigh in on Leonard, Aldridge, Ginobili," 4 May 2018 Because the order isn’t limited to specific companies, which can reorganize and rename themselves to get around targeted cease-and-desist orders. Ariella Gintzler, Outside Online, "Nite Ize Knocks Down Counterfeits in Court," 26 Apr. 2018 He was fired only when the affair became a political scandal and Macron is reorganizing the Elysee to address alleged dysfunctions. Elaine Ganley, Fox News, "Ex-aide is star witness of panel probing French crisis," 19 Sep. 2018 The president’s deal with ZTE would have forced the company to pay a $1 billion penalty, reorganize its company and allow U.S. compliance officers in exchange for being able to sell its products inside the U.S. NBC News, "Senate blocks ZTE deal in rebuke of Trump deal," 12 June 2018

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First Known Use of reorganize

circa 1686, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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The first known use of reorganize was circa 1686

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reorganize

verb

English Language Learners Definition of reorganize

: to organize (something) again or in a different way

reorganize

verb
re·​or·​ga·​nize | \ ˌrē-ˈȯr-gə-ˌnīz \
reorganized; reorganizing

Kids Definition of reorganize

: to organize differently She needs to reorganize her closet.

reorganize

verb
re·​or·​ga·​nize | \ ˌrē-ˈȯr-gə-ˌnīz \
reorganized; reorganizing

Legal Definition of reorganize

transitive verb

: to rearrange the plan or structure of : organize again or anew specifically : to cause (a business) to undergo a reorganization

intransitive verb

: to reorganize something

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