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tr.v. re·in·vent·ed, re·in·vent·ing, re·in·ventsIdioms:
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.
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.
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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)
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. to invent again or anew, esp. an invention that already exists.
2. to remake as if from the very beginning: to reinvent government.
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Past participle: reinvented
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|Verb||1.||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"
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2. to reinvent o.s → reinventarse
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
reinvent[ˌriːɪnˈvɛnt] vt → réinventer
to reinvent o.s. → se réinventer
to reinvent the wheel → réinventer la roue
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