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

Examples of restructure in a Sentence

You should restructure this sentence to make its meaning clearer. The college is restructuring its Humanities Department.
Recent Examples on the Web But the plan, which includes restructuring its network of mail handling facilities, using more full-time staff, improving transportation and delivery methods and investing in technology, has not lived up to early promises. Chris Isidore, CNN, 13 July 2024 Chad was the only one to complete the process until last month, when Zambia finally managed to restructure its debts, four years after its initial application. Mark Suzman, Foreign Affairs, 11 July 2024 The closure comes as beleaguered parent company Cineworld attempts to restructure its UK assets, with the support of AlixPartners, which helped the exhibitor navigate Chapter 11 in the U.S. in the wake of its pandemic era losses. Melanie Goodfellow, Deadline, 10 July 2024 Placing the tag on Tagovailoa in 2025 would lead to some belt-tightening — releases, restructured deals, shakedowns — but that has been the franchise’s norm for the past two offseasons because of the team’s all-in, live-for-today, pay-for-it-tomorrow - approach. Omar Kelly, Miami Herald, 27 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for restructure 

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Word History

First Known Use

1932, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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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 23 Jul. 2024.

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 debtClaudia MacLachlan

intransitive verb

: to restructure something

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