Definition of reinvent in English:
1Change (something) so much that it appears to be entirely new: he brought opera to the masses and reinvented the waltz
More example sentences
- ‘This building reinvents the form of the library in many, many ways,’ Miller says.
- Fukuyama reinvents this narrative of technology's capacity to usher in a new millennium, by suggesting that the paradise we are destined to find at the end of history is not that of Milton, but of Adam Smith.
- If Star Wars brought a bigger budget to the cliffhanging Saturday morning serials of yore, then ET takes the Lassie films of Spielberg's youth and magically reinvents them for a space age generation.
1.1 (reinvent oneself) Take up a radically new job or way of life: the actor wants to reinvent himself as an independent movie mogul
More example sentences
- Constantly changing, radically reinventing himself, Wittman is forever in a state of flux.
- Since mass education has constantly and often radically reinvented itself, there is great formal disparity and discontinuity across different eras, with many older buildings still in use.
- He has now reinvented himself as a radical stand-up with just enough charm and stagecraft to get away with an amazingly low ratio of jokes to running time.
reinvent the wheel
- Waste a great deal of time or effort in creating something that already exists: he spoke with the fervour of discovery, unaware that he was reinventing the wheelMore example sentences
- Will others squander valuable time reinventing the wheel because existing data never saw the light of day?
- I have dedicated myself to learning from other people's experiences so that I do not waste time trying to reinvent the wheel.
- ‘We don't try to reinvent the wheel and create new online resources,’ says Jacka.
- Example sentences
- A master interpreter, Bloom has continued to balance original songs with reinventions of tunes by a diverse range of songwriters.
- Actually it's not hard to believe at all, what with all the transformations and reinventions this man has gone through over his career.
- Both are reinventions of traditional intellectual property licenses to make the world a better place.
Definition of reinvent in:
- US English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia