to invent again or anew, especially without knowing that the invention already exists.
to remake or make over, as in a different form: At 60, he reinvented himself as a volunteer. We have an opportunity to reinvent government.
to bring back; revive: to reinvent trust and accountability.
- re·in·ven·tion, noun
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How to use reinvent in a sentence
In two short weeks, a whole cyberpunk soap opera has unfolded in the burgeoning world of “decentralized finance,” a segment of the cryptocurrency community that aims to reinvent the financial system for a digital era.Is the SushiSwap saga a preview of a new wave of crypto chaos? | dzanemorris | September 9, 2020 | Fortune
In this week’s episode, I dive into the myths—and fantastic truths—of her journey from working with gift wrap ribbons to reinventing the face mask.
Such easy-to-use tools are reinventing the basic building block of the internet—the website—for people who want to share resources and information quickly, safely, and creatively.The internet of protest is being built on single-page websites | Tanya Basu | August 27, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
Her contemporaries gush about her personable nature and business savvy, but also note her ambition and ability to reinvent herself as the media business has changed.‘Unstoppable innovator’: The meteoric rise of Meredith Kopit Levien, the next New York Times CEO | Steven Perlberg | August 19, 2020 | Digiday
Second, we describe a specific program for reinventing and modernizing the Sports Arena.
It is all too easy to be despondent in the face of what seems like the endless capacity of evil to reinvent itself.
While Madonna has had to reinvent herself every couple of years, Lennox has done the exact opposite.
New York City was the perfect spot to lose his past and reinvent himself.
The powers of office are such that presidents can often use events to redefine, even reinvent, themselves.
In anticipation of 2016 the GOP had better consolidate its goods and reinvent its brand.Wake Up, Republicans: Hillary Clinton’s Machine Can Crush You | Myra Adams | September 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Or did he reinvent it for himself, forgetting that it had already served?Inquiries and Opinions | Brander Matthews
But it's gone, it's gone, and there's no time to reinvent it now.The War in the Air | Herbert George Wells
They said that they wanted me to come in and help them turn the place around, help them reinvent themselves.Makers | Cory Doctorow
Led by the vice president, we've launched a campaign to reinvent government.
A little later, however, someone not familiar with the secondary risks would reinvent the ligature.Medieval Medicine | James J. (James Joseph) Walsh
British Dictionary definitions for reinvent
to replace (a product, etc) with an entirely new version
to duplicate (something that already exists) in what is therefore a wasted effort (esp in the phrase reinvent the wheel)
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