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reinvent

[ ree-in-vent ]
/ ˌri ɪnˈvɛnt /
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verb (used with object)

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.

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Nearby words

reintegrate, reintegration, reinterpret, reintroduce, reintroduction, reinvent, reinvent the wheel, reinvention, reinvest, reinvestigate, reinvigorate

Origin of reinvent

First recorded in 1685–90; re- + invent
Related formsre·in·ven·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for reinvention

reinvent

/ (ˌriːɪnˈvɛnt) /

verb (tr)

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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