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rebuild

verb [T]
 
 
/ˌriːˈbɪld/
to build something again after it has been destroyed or damaged: After the hurricane, the whole infrastructure of the city needed rebuilding.
to make big changes to a company, organization, or system that is no longer effective: It is taking more time than a lot of businesses expected to resume and rebuild their operations. Certain countries have been exempted from quotas in an effort to help them rebuild their economies.
to work hard in order to improve the way people think about you after a difficult period or a period in which you have made mistakes: Some big multinationals struggled to rebuild their credibility in the wake of the stock market crash.rebuild confidence/trust/morale We must now begin the complex process of rebuilding trust among employees and their confidence in the organization.rebuild your career/reputation/image I managed to rebuild my career by paying attention to human relationships.
(Definition of rebuild from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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