reinvent definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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transitive verb re·in·vent·ed, re·in·vent·ing, re·in·vents
- To make over completely: “She reinvented Indian cooking to fit a Western kitchen and a Western larder” (Irene Sax).
- To bring back into existence or use: reinvented the concept of neighborliness.
reinvent - Phrases/Idioms
reinvent the wheel
- To do something again, from the beginning, especially in a needless or inefficient effort: “School districts need not reinvent the wheel every time they try to improve their schools” (Washington Post).
- To recast something familiar or old into a different form: “Call it reinventing the wheel or recasting old ideas, but these contemporary versions have a spirit and style all their own” (New York Times).