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 The coal giant filed for bankruptcy to restructure $2.7 billion in debt, with a group of lenders providing a $350 million loan to keep mines operating while the company is reorganized. Joe Sonka, The Courier-Journal, "Coal giant Murray Energy, with mines in Kentucky, declares bankruptcy," 29 Oct. 2019 Nissan eventually acceded to the demands, and the board was reorganized last month to include more independent directors with more diverse backgrounds, including in the legal and entertainment industries. New York Times, "Renault and Nissan Need Each Other to Thrive in Future, 2 Leaders Say," 21 July 2019 Society has long since reorganized itself around sightlessness, a process that apparently entailed regressing into primitive, superstitious, warring tribes. Judy Berman, Time, "What to Watch—and What to Skip—on Apple TV+," 28 Oct. 2019 The offer was presented before PG&E submitted its plan Monday for reorganizing its finances to get out of bankruptcy. Washington Post, "San Francisco offers $2.5B for PG&E’s power grid in the city," 9 Sep. 2019 Debtors then evaluate their problems and make the necessary changes to succeed after reorganizing. Lindsey Simon, The Conversation, "How corporate bankruptcy works," 12 Sep. 2019 But when you’re done reorganizing you’re knits, pick out your favorite black and white sweater and pour yourself a stiff drink to get through this night. Tierney Mcafee, Country Living, "These ‘Schitt’s Creek’ Halloween Costumes Will Make Every True Fan Say, ‘Ew, David’," 6 Sep. 2019 Then two years ago, Inspire started to reorganize itself into several smaller pieces. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Inspire charter schools spread across California as critics warn of performance, financial concerns," 11 Aug. 2019 Former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke initiated the plan to reorganize his department. CBS News, "Sen. Cory Gardner: U.S. Land Management agency moving out west," 16 July 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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30 Nov 2019

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“Reorganize.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reorganize. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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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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