- bring back into existence
"The candidate reinvented the concept of national health care so that he would get elected"
- create anew and make over
"He reinvented African music for American listeners"
- You don't need to reinvent the wheel.
- You don’t have to reinvent the wheel; it already exists.
- There is a saying, that "Those who don't understand UNIX are condemned to reinvent it, poorly". If one looks at the Linux desktop, one will realise, that it's also true for desktop operating systems.