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reinvent

[ree-in-vent]
verb (used with object)
  1. to invent again or anew, especially without knowing that the invention already exists.
  2. 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.
  3. to bring back; revive: to reinvent trust and accountability.
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Origin of reinvent

First recorded in 1685–90; re- + invent
Related formsre·in·ven·tion, noun
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Related Words for reinvented

revive, remake, renovate, resuscitate, revamp, renew, reaffirm, reawaken, refresh, regenerate, revitalize, rehabilitate, remodel, reopen, replace, restate, restore, resume

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British Dictionary definitions for reinvented

reinvent

verb (tr)
  1. to replace (a product, etc) with an entirely new version
  2. to duplicate (something that already exists) in what is therefore a wasted effort (esp in the phrase reinvent the wheel)
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Word Origin and History for reinvented

reinvent

v.

1680s, from re- + invent. Related: Reinvented; reinventing. Phrase reinvent the wheel "do redundant work" attested by 1971.

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