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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Candidates and constituents in 2020 should rally around the Green New Deal, or an alternative that would reorganize the American economy around renewable energy. Nicole Phelps, Vogue, "Choose Used! In Honor of Earth Day, 8 Fashion Insiders Model Their Oldest, Most Treasured Clothes," 22 Apr. 2019 The bank reorganized its internal audit division, carving out new teams, including one that focuses exclusively on inconsistent consumer practices. Patrick Thomas, WSJ, "Wells Fargo Hires Strategic Enterprise Risk Chief," 4 Mar. 2019 Fox News is being reorganized for the same battle and has made a parallel purge, removing Trump critics such as George Will, Megyn Kelly and Rich Lowry, and installing Trump marketers such Laura Ingraham, Mark Levin and Sebastian Gorka. Robert Reich, Anchorage Daily News, "Trump gears up for an epic marketing battle," 28 Mar. 2018 In fact, the brain is far more malleable than once thought, responding to changing environments and situations and reorganizing itself throughout our life. Samantha Boardman, Marie Claire, "Can People Really Change?," 26 Mar. 2019 Coastal is trying to reorganize its debts after several lenders had its bank accounts frozen, said the company’s attorney, Joel Aresty. Paul Brinkmann, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Chain of mental health clinics declares bankruptcy," 19 Apr. 2018 San Antonio-based women’s apparel and accessories retailer A’Gaci filed for bankruptcy protection Tuesday, seeking to reorganize its $62 million in debt amid poor financial performance on a failed expansion, hurricanes and other troubles. Patrick Danner, San Antonio Express-News, "San Antonio women’s fashion retailer A’Gaci enters bankruptcy," 10 Jan. 2018 Why would politics have reorganized around visions of safety, particularly in an era when the world was getting, overall, safer? Ezra Klein, Vox, "A new theory for why Republicans and Democrats see the world differently," 18 Dec. 2018 Consumers will soon say goodbye to a few popular Ford products as the company reorganizes priorities in order to save money and compete in an ever-changing car market. Craig Hlavaty, Houston Chronicle, "Ford discontinuing a handful of smaller cars to focus on more popular trucks, SUVs," 26 Apr. 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 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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