Word forms: 3rd person singular present
, present participle reinventing
, past tense, past participle reinvented
To reinvent something means to change it so that it seems different and new.
[V n] ⇒ They have tried to reinvent their retail stores.
[V pron-refl] ⇒ He was determined to reinvent himself as a poet and writer.
) uncountable noun
[+ of] ⇒ ...a reinvention of the styles of the 1940s.
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