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verb (used with or without object), re·or·gan·ized, re·or·gan·iz·ing.
  1. to organize again.
Also especially British, re·or·gan·ise.

Origin of reorganize

First recorded in 1675–85; re- + organize
Related formsre·or·gan·iz·er, nounun·re·or·gan·ized, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • Re-organize the eastern part of Utah, (the Mormon country), as an Aboriginal territory.

    The American Indian as Slaveholder and Seccessionist

    Annie Heloise Abel

  • There had been a cessation of fighting for an hour, and the broken troops had commenced to re-organize and get into line.

  • He and I drew up a plan to re-organize the old Conference into a more excellent and practical one.

  • As, however, two men were now coming up the hill together Letty was obliged to re-organize her forces to meet the new advance.

    The Dust Flower

    Basil King

  • Thus the unions would retain their confidence and be enabled to re-organize them at an early date.

British Dictionary definitions for re-organize



verb (tr)
  1. to change the way (something) is organized
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Word Origin and History for re-organize



also re-organize, 1680s, from re- "again" + organize (v.). Related: Reorganized; reorganizing.

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