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
We have to reinvent things…but this is what we fight to do, we love it.Why Snowflake’s stock is raging like a High Sierra blizzard | Aaron Pressman | December 4, 2020 | Fortune
Companies are reinventing themselves, out of necessity and opportunity.Designing better businesses for a post-COVID world | Alan Murray | December 4, 2020 | Fortune
Cinemas were shut down, music gigs went online, and culture spaces had to reinvent how they would engage their audiences from a distance.How India’s indie musicians came out of Bollywood’s shadow during the pandemic | Manavi Kapur | December 4, 2020 | Quartz
We wanted to identify companies with the greatest capacity to continually reinvent their businesses and sustain long-term growth—what we call corporate “vitality.”Finding advantage in adversity: How the Future 50 positioned themselves for growth, even in 2020 | lbelanger225 | December 3, 2020 | Fortune
So imagine you can change gene activity, neural networks, you can reinvent your body, and that’s what I’m doing right now.Deepak Chopra on Finding Peace and Reinventing the Body | Pallabi Munsi | December 1, 2020 | Ozy
A Christmas Carol revived and reinvented it around the gift of giving.
In recent years, away from the screen, Hurley has reinvented herself as a yummy mummy.Happy 20th Birthday, Liz Hurley’s Safety-Pin Dress | Tim Teeman | December 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Costumes worn by each reinvented persona act—in all their extravagant glory—serve as the anchors for the exhibit.
And now, thanks to one clever ad agency, he's being reinvented once more—just in time for the holidays.
Apple alum Tony Fadell reinvented the boring market for home thermostats with his sleek and eco-savvy digital Nest.
These were afterwards lost and were reinvented probably several times.Education: How Old The New | James J. Walsh
Substantially the same device in principle has been reinvented and incorporated in patents numerous times since.Inventions in the Century | William Henry Doolittle
The essential point is that "Australia was reinvented by Flinders."The Life of Captain Matthew Flinders | Ernest Scott
In 1758 John Dolland reinvented and introduced the same in the manufacture of telescopes.The Progress of Invention in the Nineteenth Century. | Edward W. Byrn
Customs almost forgotten revive or are reinvented in the mind of the hero, extravagances of grief and anger.The World of Homer | Andrew Lang
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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