Definition of reinvent verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

reinvent

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˌriːɪnˈvent//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːɪnˈvent//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they reinvent
BrE BrE//ˌriːɪnˈvent//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːɪnˈvent//
 
he / she / it reinvents
BrE BrE//ˌriːɪnˈvents//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːɪnˈvents//
 
past simple reinvented
BrE BrE//ˌriːɪnˈventɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːɪnˈventɪd//
 
past participle reinvented
BrE BrE//ˌriːɪnˈventɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːɪnˈventɪd//
 
-ing form reinventing
BrE BrE//ˌriːɪnˈventɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːɪnˈventɪŋ//
 
 
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  • reinvent something/yourself (as something) to present yourself/something in a new form or with a new image The former wild man of rock has reinvented himself as a respectable family man.
  • Idioms to waste time creating something that already exists and works well There’s no point in us reinventing the wheel.
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: reinvent