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[ree-struhk-cher] /riˈstrʌk tʃər/
verb (used with object), restructured, restructuring.
to change, alter, or restore the structure of:
to restructure a broken nose.
to effect a fundamental change in (as an organization or system).
to recombine (bits of inexpensive meats), especially by mechanical means, into simulated steaks, fillets, etc.
verb (used without object), restructured, restructuring.
to restructure something.
the act or an instance of restructuring.
Origin of restructure
1940-45; re- + structure
Related forms
restructurer, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for restructure
  • They will eventually restructure the electorate as they replace older voters attached to the other party.
  • Third, restructure eligibility requirements for need-based aid to make it available to certain subsets of the prison population.
  • The arrest instantly became a new focal point in the long-running debate about how to restructure scholarly publishing.
  • In my situation, a new dean came in and decided to restructure the college.
  • He never addresses the question of authority for such oversight, only his vision of how universities must restructure.
  • On top of all this, there are choices about how to consolidate, restructure and pay the debts.
  • With docile domestic investors and a network of friendly cross-shareholdings, there was little outside pressure to restructure.
  • It also wants to restructure the payments it is making into a fund for future retirees.
  • The fund, which knows how to restructure debt, must ensure the process is run in a competent manner.
  • It also wants to make it easier to restructure the debt of countries that, in future, are deemed insolvent.
British Dictionary definitions for restructure


(transitive) to organize (a system, business, society, etc) in a different way: radical attempts to restructure the economy
Derived Forms
restructuring, noun
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Word Origin and History for restructure

1951, from re- "back, again" + structure (v.). Related: Restructured; restructuring.

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