Reinvent



verb (used with object)
1.
to invent again or anew, especially without knowing that the invention already exists.
2.
to remake or make over, as in a different form:
At 60, he reinvented himself as a volunteer. We have an opportunity to reinvent government.
3.
to bring back; revive:
to reinvent trust and accountability.
verb (transitive)
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)

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