from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To alter the makeup or pattern of: "serious efforts to restructure third world debt” ( Felix Rohatyn).
  • transitive v. To make a basic change in (an organization or a system, for example).
  • intransitive v. To alter the structure of something.

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  • v. To change the organization of.

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  • v. construct or form anew or provide with a new structure


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  • And yes, businesses will have to restructure from the grow grow grow buy more mentality.

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  • The President should have used the word restructure not cancel with regard to Constellation.

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  • Finance capital, too, will attempt to minimize losses to its balance sheet, rob the public till where it can, and in the longer term restructure the economy and the regulatory environment along lines that favor capital accumulation through financial channels.

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  • "A total of $17.8 billion in formerly troubled assets has now been resolved through sale or long-term restructure," the report said.

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  • The president urged the industry to "restructure" -- to consolidate, shut expensive plants and lower costs.

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  • " He would not have understood the word restructure when the lawyer first threw it at him, but he would have caught the meaning quickly, for long ago he had developed the concept.


  • I guess I would position it this way, Nate, the restructure is a way for us to get to the endpoint that we've foreseen the whole time.

  • "Frankly the restructure has been a bit of a joke and let's just continue arguing about the new tax I guess, but has business got much out of it - no."

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  • The restructure, which is expected to go through in the summer, will see the Paris-based and London-based equity teams move under the AXA Framlington umbrella.


  • I had assumed that the restructure was a knee-jerk reaction to new money troubles.



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