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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It's been almost 100 years since anybody has reorganized the government on this scale,’ Mulvaney said. Chris Stirewalt, Fox News, "Breaking: House hammers hard-line immigration bill," 21 June 2018 Words dance and bend and reorganize themselves to the will of 12-year-old Charlotte Lockard, who is particularly resourceful at moving letters around. New York Times, "In a Newbery Medalist’s Latest Novel, Friends Find Solace in Words," 24 May 2018 Dell has been trying to reorganize, simplify its corporate structure, and find a way to become a public company once again. Aaron Pressman, Fortune, "Data Sheet—Why VMWare CEO Pat Gelsinger May Be the Big Winner in Dell's Reorg," 3 July 2018 So Graham is trying to reorganize at the local level. Joe Garofoli, San Francisco Chronicle, "Rev. Franklin Graham brings revival tour to Bay Area, urging votes for Christians," 30 May 2018 Conservationists and planners derided many of the changes at the time as the law reorganized the Department of Community Affairs into the new Department of Economic Opportunity, which reduced state oversight of local planning. Amy Green, miamiherald, "With Gov. Scott and legislature in denial, tiny town adapts on its own to climate change," 11 July 2018 The office recently changed its name once it was reorganized. Quoron Walker, Courant Community, "MPS Office Of Equity And Partnerships Moves To New Location," 10 July 2018 However, Ducey did appoint Andy Tobin to fill a vacancy on the commission, and Tobin has proposed reorganizing the commission and shifting many of its duties to other state agencies. Ryan Randazzo, azcentral, "Karma or revenge? Defense attorneys grill witness in Arizona utility bribery trial," 12 June 2018 Revlon’s beauty business reorganized in 2017 to refocus on its namesake label and Elizabeth Arden, its big acquisition. Bloomberg, Fortune, "Revlon Just Appointed a Woman CEO for the First Time Ever," 23 May 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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