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re·in·vent

 (rē′ĭn-vĕnt′)
tr.v. re·in·vent·ed, re·in·vent·ing, re·in·vents
1. To make over completely: "She reinvented Indian cooking to fit a Western kitchen and a Western larder" (Irene Sax).
2. To bring back into existence or use: reinvented the concept of neighborliness.
Idioms:
reinvent (oneself)
To take up a different career or a different way of life.
reinvent the wheel
To do or make something again, from the beginning, especially in a needless or inefficient effort.

reinvent

(ˌriːɪnˈvɛnt)
vb (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)

re•in•vent

(ˌri ɪnˈvɛnt)

v.t.
1. to invent again or anew, esp. an invention that already exists.
2. to remake as if from the very beginning: to reinvent government.
[1685–90]
re`in•ven′tion, n.

reinvent


Past participle: reinvented
Gerund: reinventing

Imperative
reinvent
reinvent
Present
I reinvent
you reinvent
he/she/it reinvents
we reinvent
you reinvent
they reinvent
Preterite
I reinvented
you reinvented
he/she/it reinvented
we reinvented
you reinvented
they reinvented
Present Continuous
I am reinventing
you are reinventing
he/she/it is reinventing
we are reinventing
you are reinventing
they are reinventing
Present Perfect
I have reinvented
you have reinvented
he/she/it has reinvented
we have reinvented
you have reinvented
they have reinvented
Past Continuous
I was reinventing
you were reinventing
he/she/it was reinventing
we were reinventing
you were reinventing
they were reinventing
Past Perfect
I had reinvented
you had reinvented
he/she/it had reinvented
we had reinvented
you had reinvented
they had reinvented
Future
I will reinvent
you will reinvent
he/she/it will reinvent
we will reinvent
you will reinvent
they will reinvent
Future Perfect
I will have reinvented
you will have reinvented
he/she/it will have reinvented
we will have reinvented
you will have reinvented
they will have reinvented
Future Continuous
I will be reinventing
you will be reinventing
he/she/it will be reinventing
we will be reinventing
you will be reinventing
they will be reinventing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been reinventing
you have been reinventing
he/she/it has been reinventing
we have been reinventing
you have been reinventing
they have been reinventing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been reinventing
you will have been reinventing
he/she/it will have been reinventing
we will have been reinventing
you will have been reinventing
they will have been reinventing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been reinventing
you had been reinventing
he/she/it had been reinventing
we had been reinventing
you had been reinventing
they had been reinventing
Conditional
I would reinvent
you would reinvent
he/she/it would reinvent
we would reinvent
you would reinvent
they would reinvent
Past Conditional
I would have reinvented
you would have reinvented
he/she/it would have reinvented
we would have reinvented
you would have reinvented
they would have reinvented
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.reinvent - bring back into existence; "The candidate reinvented the concept of national health care so that he would get elected"
create - bring into existence; "The company was created 25 years ago"; "He created a new movement in painting"
2.reinvent - create anew and make over; "He reinvented African music for American listeners"
recreate - create anew; "she recreated the feeling of the 1920's with her stage setting"
Translations
heruitvinden

reinvent

[ˌriːɪnˈvent] VT
1. to reinvent the wheelreinventar la rueda
2. to reinvent o.sreinventarse

reinvent

[ˌriːɪnˈvɛnt] vtréinventer
to reinvent o.s. → se réinventer
to reinvent the wheel → réinventer la roue

reinvent

vt to reinvent the wheeldas Rad neu erfinden; to reinvent oneselfsich (dat)ein neues Image geben
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