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verb (used with or without object), re·or·gan·ized, re·or·gan·iz·ing.
  1. to organize again.
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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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verb (tr)
  1. to change the way (something) is organized
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Word Origin and History for reorganize


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

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