restructure

verb

re·​struc·​ture (ˌ)rē-ˈstrək-chər How to pronounce restructure (audio)
restructured; restructuring; restructures

transitive verb

: to change the makeup, organization, or pattern of

intransitive verb

: to restructure something

Example Sentences

You should restructure this sentence to make its meaning clearer. The college is restructuring its Humanities Department.
Recent Examples on the Web Swiss banking giant Credit Suisse is struggling to restructure in the wake of scandals and accusations which include money laundering for the Bulgarian Mafia. Q.ai - Powering A Personal Wealth Movement, Forbes, 4 Oct. 2022 The state-run utility that is responsible for electricity generation is bankrupt, and mediation to restructure its $9 billion debt to bondholders ended without a deal last week. Joshua Partlow And Arelis R. Hernández, Anchorage Daily News, 20 Sep. 2022 The shortfall has caused speculation that the military may have to restructure itself and adjust to the reality that its current recruiting goals are not attainable. Houston Keene | Fox News, Fox News, 10 Oct. 2022 Negotiations to restructure $9 billion in debt faltered yet again last week. Joshua Partlow And Arelis R. Hernández, Anchorage Daily News, 20 Sep. 2022 Negotiations to restructure $9 billion in debt faltered yet again last week. Arelis R. Hernández, Washington Post, 19 Sep. 2022 Ecuadorean President Guillermo Lasso said his country had reached a deal with China to restructure $4.4 billion of outstanding debt, saving the country $1 billion from 2022 to 2025. Sara Schaefer Muñoz And Ryan Dube, WSJ, 19 Sep. 2022 After this sweltering summer, unions in traditionally cooler countries in Northern Europe have called on employers to restructure the working day, taking their cues from approaches in the south, where hotter temperatures are more the norm. Scott Roxborough, The Hollywood Reporter, 29 Aug. 2022 Following an internal audit, Walensky announced plans to restructure how the agency communicates with the public, to eliminate bureaucratic redundancies, and to help the CDC better interact with other parts of the federal government. Sam Whitehead, CNN, 29 Aug. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1932, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

Time Traveler
The first known use of restructure was in 1932

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Cite this Entry

“Restructure.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/restructure. Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

restructure

verb

re·​struc·​ture rē-ˈstrək-chər How to pronounce restructure (audio)
: to change the makeup, organization, or pattern of

Legal Definition

restructure

verb

re·​struc·​ture ˌrē-ˈstrək-chər How to pronounce restructure (audio)
restructured; restructuring

transitive verb

: to change the makeup, organization, or pattern of
restructure a corporation
companies trying to restructure their debt Claudia MacLachlan

intransitive verb

: to restructure something

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