[ ree-struhk-cher ]
See synonyms for: restructurerestructuring on

verb (used with object),re·struc·tured, re·struc·tur·ing.
  1. to change, alter, or restore the structure of: to restructure a broken nose.

  2. to effect a fundamental change in (as an organization or system).

  1. to recombine (bits of inexpensive meats), especially by mechanical means, into simulated steaks, fillets, etc.

verb (used without object),re·struc·tured, re·struc·tur·ing.
  1. to restructure something.

  1. the act or an instance of restructuring.

Origin of restructure

First recorded in 1940–45; re- + structure

Other words from restructure

  • re·struc·tur·er, noun

Words Nearby restructure Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use restructure in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for restructure


/ (riːˈstrʌktʃə) /

  1. (tr) to organize (a system, business, society, etc) in a different way: radical attempts to restructure the economy

Derived forms of restructure

  • restructuring, noun

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