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

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.
Recent Examples on the Web Moscow has withdrawn as many as 40,000 troops from northern Ukraine to reorganize, rearm and resupply them in Russia and Belarus, and is expected to move at least some to the east by driving through Russia in the next few weeks. New York Times, 16 Apr. 2022 This is clearly in phase two, which is reorganize, consolidate, bring forces back together, take some of their armor units, by the way. NBC News, 20 Mar. 2022 As energy buyers in Europe reorganize to wean themselves off Russian gas in the wake of Vladimir Putin’s war on Ukraine—and natural gas prices skyrocket—Asian countries are facing some serious sticker shock. Megha Mandavia, WSJ, 1 Apr. 2022 How does a business reorganize workers from different parts of the business around a particular customer’s journey? Kimberly A. Whitler, Forbes, 29 Jan. 2022 But it's also expected to reorganize its business under a new name and possibly change the title of its cofounder, Mark Zuckerberg, who will kick the event off with a keynote. Samantha Murphy Kelly, CNN, 28 Oct. 2021 Designate one day to reorganize these areas in your home that attract the most clutter. Kaylei Fear, Better Homes & Gardens, 17 Feb. 2022 Experts, however, note that Mali's security forces will be challenged to reorganize effectively in the six months' timeline of the evacuation announced by Macron. Baba Ahmed, ajc, 17 Feb. 2022 Sometimes, however, larger organizations may struggle to reorganize their traditional structure in a way that minimizes dependencies and optimizes the flow of value of their agile teams. Fabio Caversan, Forbes, 26 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of reorganize

circa 1686, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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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.


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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