verb re·cast \(ˌ)rē-ˈkast\

: to change the actors in (a play, movie, or television show)

: to give a new role to (an actor)

: to present (something) in a different way


Full Definition of RECAST

transitive verb
:  to cast again <recast a gun> <recast a play>; also :  remodel, refashion <recasts his political image to fit the times>
re·cast \ˈrē-ˌkast, (ˌ)rē-ˈ\ noun

Examples of RECAST

  1. The director decided to recast the movie with unknowns.
  2. When she quit the movie, I was recast in the leading role.
  3. The director recast some of the actors in the play.
  4. You should recast the last sentence in your essay to make it clearer.
  5. He recast his political image to fit the times.

First Known Use of RECAST



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