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 Many of these companies can’t make interest payments and an increasing number will need to reorganize under Chapter 11 or liquidate their holdings and go out of business under Chapter 7. Michael Braga, USA TODAY, "With bankruptcies surging, 2020 may become one of the busiest years for Chapter 11 filings since the Great Recession," 29 June 2020 On Sunday afternoon at the park, there was a resilient but very somber mood as protesters looked to reorganize despite police prohibiting tents from being erected in the park and Gerth' killing, which weighed heavy on the minds of the many gathered. Tessa Duvall, The Courier-Journal, "'I'll be out here every day': Protesters for Breonna Taylor undaunted after fatal shooting," 28 June 2020 Pullmantur Cruises, which is 49% owned by Royal Caribbean and 51% owned by Cruises Investment Holding, filed to reorganize, claiming insolvency under Spanish law as the line is unable to pay its debts. Morgan Hines, USA TODAY, "Spanish cruise line, owned partly by Royal Caribbean, reorganizing due to coronavirus hit," 23 June 2020 Some companies find ways to reorganize that allow stockholders to keep something. David Welch, Bloomberg.com, "What It Means to Buy Stock in a Bankrupt Company Like Hertz," 20 June 2020 Hassan had been on lockdown for about six weeks and took the time to repaint and reorganize his cargo van. Colleen Shalby, Los Angeles Times, "Gyms, museums, hotels, day camps, arena sports can reopen in L.A. County on Friday," 10 June 2020 The Wright Museum is also working with the cultural district, allowing some time to do thorough cleanings, apply floor decals and reorganize for social distancing protocol, said Ed Foxworth, the museum's director of external affairs. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "Metro Detroit museums not ready to open doors anytime soon," 8 June 2020 Today, state leaders across the country have within their power the ability to save lives and reorganize public resources by letting people out of jails and prisons, and defunding police forces across the country. Jack Norton, The New York Review of Books, "Cut the Carceral System Now," 6 June 2020 Many of us are still mustering the strength and courage to reorganize the kitchen pantry with our hands. Talib Babb, The New Yorker, "Social-Media Challenges That Are Too Complicated to Go Viral," 4 June 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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“Reorganize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reorganize. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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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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