re·​cast | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈkast How to pronounce recast (audio) \
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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Other Words from recast

recast \ ˈrē-​ˌkast How to pronounce recast (audio) , (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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This is feeding an L.G.B.T.Q. Christian movement — from the Reformation Project, to recast church teaching, to the Brave Commons, activists on Midwestern campuses — pursuing visibility and inclusion. Laura Pappano, New York Times, "At Christian Colleges, a Collision of Gay Rights and Traditional Values," 5 June 2018 Like D’Souza’s three previous films, Death of a Nation is in essence a partisan argument seeking to recast current events and American history into a meta-narrative that posits an America in need of rescuing. Alissa Wilkinson, Vox, "To Trump fans, #MAGA is more than a slogan. It’s an aesthetic.," 8 Aug. 2018 Redstone’s main opponent, Moonves, 68, is a native of Long Island who began in show business as a bit-part television actor before recasting himself as a go-to producer and, later, as the confident network executive. Michael J. De La Merced,, "Judge rejects CBS’s move to strip Shari Redstone’s control of company," 17 May 2018 In late February, Lifetime announced the project, sharing that both royal roles have been recast. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Lifetime Is Making Another Movie About Prince Harry and Meghan Markle," 22 Feb. 2019 Now Splash is considered a classic, which means there’s no better time to recast (ooh that works as a fish pun, too!) this particular movie. Danny Murphy, Marie Claire, "Recasted: Who Belongs in the 2019 Remake of Splash?," 13 Feb. 2019 Media: Euronews The lawsuits brought against oil companies aim to recast the debate around climate change. Kelly Gilblom, Houston Chronicle, "Don’t make us pay for climate change, say Big Oil CEOs," 9 July 2018 Ultimately, Justice Thomas was confirmed, though the #MeToo movement has recast the entire incident in a new light. Cady Drell, Marie Claire, "Christine Blasey Ford's Testimony—Here's Everything You Should Know," 26 Sep. 2018 Fans of the manga began a petition to recast her in 2015. Alexia Fernandez,, "Scarlett Johansson Dismisses Criticism Over Her Decision to Play Transgender Man in New Film," 3 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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