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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Founded in 1916 by the city itself, as a branch of its municipal government, the orchestra later reorganized along more traditional lines. Michael Cooper, New York Times, "Can Baltimore Save Its World-Class Orchestra?," 1 July 2019 Ford is reducing its total number of plants in the region to 18 and is reorganizing its business into three divisions: commercial vehicles, passenger cars and imports of Ford models such as the Mustang. BostonGlobe.com, "Commonwealth Fusion Systems raises $115m," 28 June 2019 Chief Executive Martin Brudermüller, who took over just over a year ago, laid out a plan last November that aims to simplify the company’s central functions and reorganize regional structures. Ruth Bender, WSJ, "Chemicals Giant BASF to Cut 5% of Global Workforce," 27 June 2019 Company owner Kevin Armata predicted a short-term cash crunch would soon end, and WMG would reorganize and refinance its way out of Chapter 11 protection from creditors by last fall. Jon Lender, courant.com, "Jon Lender: State-subsidized firm bounces 97 checks — as it’s supposed to be recovering from bankruptcy," 27 June 2019 Ford is reducing its total number of plants in the region to 18 and is reorganizing its business into three divisions: commercial vehicles, passenger cars and imports of Ford models such as the Mustang. Washington Post, "Ford to cut 12,000 jobs in Europe as part of restructuring," 27 June 2019 Among the changes, the company reorganized Time Warner, now called WarnerMedia, to put its entertainment brands under the same leadership. Melissa Repko, Dallas News, "As AT&T-Time Warner deal marks a year, consumers wait for splashy products, lower prices," 23 June 2019 The Emprise reference was to the Emprise Corp., which has been reorganized as Ramcorp Metal Inc., and which owns with the Funk family of Phoenix all of the dog racing tracks in Arizona and the Prescott Downs horse racing track. AZCentral.com, "Don Bolles loses fight for life: Remembering the reporter with his 1976 obituary," 13 June 2019 Now the rest of the world would see how this humble cleric would reorganize the heavens. National Geographic, "Copernicus's revolutionary ideas reorganized the heavens," 9 Apr. 2019

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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 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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