reorganize

verb
re·​or·​ga·​nize | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈȯr-gə-ˌnīz How to pronounce reorganize (audio) \
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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Recent Examples on the Web At Fotografiska, the Black Lives Matter protests inspired staff to reorganize programming to accommodate an exhibit of Andres Serrano’s photographs of racist artifacts and propaganda. New York Times, "Entrepreneurs Bet Big on Immersive Art Despite Covid-19," 10 Jan. 2021 James used PullString to reorganize the MP3 recordings of his father. Popular Science, "Old text messages are letting people chat with the dead," 8 Jan. 2021 Don’t try to reorganize your entire home in one day. Lia Picard, Southern Living, "Easy Ways to Get Organized in the New Year," 29 Dec. 2020 Creating a plain-language version of the article was a slow process: Dr. Monteleone had to reorganize paragraphs, simplify the article’s language and sentence structure, and add explanations of certain words and concepts where necessary. Katie Deighton, WSJ, "Companies Pry Open the Web for People With Intellectual Disabilities," 30 Nov. 2020 The residual impact even led the owners of Eastgate Mall to seek bankruptcy protection to reorganize debt in the wake of a dramatic falloff in customer traffic. Randy Tucker, The Enquirer, "COVID-19: Retailers reinvent Black Friday to accommodate pandemic-wary shoppers," 25 Nov. 2020 Brain circuits reorganize not only in the newly blind, but also in the sighted who have temporary blindness. David Eagleman, Time, "Why Do We Dream? A New Theory on How It Protects Our Brains," 29 Dec. 2020 In an urgent address to the nation on Saturday, Johnson closed all non-essential shops, hairdressers, gyms and pools and told Britons to reorganize their holiday plans. Danielle Wallace, Fox News, "European nations ban flights from UK to prevent coronavirus mutation from spreading to continent," 21 Dec. 2020 Johnson on Saturday closed all non-essential shops, hairdressers, gyms and pools and told Britons to reorganize their holiday plans. Kirsten Grieshaber, chicagotribune.com, "Several European nations ban flights from UK, fearing new strain of coronavirus sweeping across England," 20 Dec. 2020

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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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22 Jan 2021

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“Reorganize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reorganize. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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More Definitions for reorganize

reorganize

verb
How to pronounce reorganize (audio)

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 How to pronounce reorganize (audio) \
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 How to pronounce reorganize (audio) \
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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