re·​cast | \(ˌ)rē-ˈkast \
recast; recasting

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

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recast \ˈrē-​ˌkast, (ˌ)rē-​ˈkast \ noun

Examples of recast in a Sentence

The director decided to recast the movie with unknowns. When she quit the movie, I was recast in the leading role. The director recast some of the actors in the play. You should recast the last sentence in your essay to make it clearer. He recast his political image to fit the times.
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Since then, Yuskavage has built a body of similarly provocative work, drawing on classical European painterly techniques of portraiture to subvert and recast ideas about the female form. Thomas Gebremedhin, WSJ, "Lisa Yuskavage’s Art Continues to Defy Characterization," 6 Nov. 2018 Then there was his half-baked attempt to recast the game as a productive critical-thinking opportunity, which came off as simultaneously disingenuous and nonsensical. Alia Wong, The Atlantic, "The Rapid Retraction of a School-Shooting Video Game," 5 June 2018 The movement has since been largely co-opted by the government, with the Kremlin recasting the World War II victory as a cornerstone of its argument that Russia deserves to be a world power. Andrew E. Kramer, New York Times, "A River of Pictures of the Dead From Russia’s Sacred War," 10 May 2018 The North’s participation is seen as an effort to recast the pariah state’s international image, shifting the focus from its nuclear program and political oppression. Laignee Barron, Time, "High Hopes for Talks as North Korea Prepares to Send a Top Official to the Olympics," 5 Feb. 2018 The tortured moves that Mr. Kershaw documents, by which the Atlantis myth has been recast as fact and willfully misread, remind us of how vital such distinctions are for a society striving to stay free. James Romm, WSJ, "‘The Search for Atlantis’ Review: Enchanted Island," 4 Oct. 2018 But the politicization of all things Amazon — from Senator Bernie Sanders on the left to President Donald Trump on the right — is recasting Amazon narratives into black and white. Jason Del Rey, Recode, "Amazon is now worth $1 trillion. What comes next is even more scrutiny of its power.," 4 Sep. 2018 Creator Peter Morgan announced shortly before Season 1's debut that the Netflix drama would be entirely recast after its second season to allow for the large passage of time inherent in the story of Queen Elizabeth's reign. Emma Dibdin, Harper's BAZAAR, "Here's Your First Look ar The Crown's New Prince Philip," 28 Aug. 2018 Rendered in stylized, dream-like animation, the work recasts the zone as a site of reunification rather than division. Sharon Mizota,, "Review: At the Korean DMZ, reunification through one artist's strange lens," 7 July 2018

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First Known Use of recast

1625, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of recast

: 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

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