redefine UK US /ˌriːdɪˈfaɪn/ verb [T]
to change the way you think about a situation or activity because of new developments or ideas: »

The whole concept of ""retirement"" has been redefined in recent years.


Public service broadcasting needs to be assessed and redefined in the multi-channel digital world.

redefine a business/industry/market »

The bank is in the process of redefining the business of its troubled investment-banking subsidiary.

redefine a role/relationship/approach »

A company that redefines its sales approach without giving its staff the tools to support the new approach can find itself in a worse position than if it had done nothing at all.

redefine what/how, etc. »

Technology has redefined how people make decisions.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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