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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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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Recent Examples on the Web Sales plummeted, and the company was forced to sell a stake to a New York investment firm and to spend tens of millions of dollars to re-brand and recast the company's image. Grace Schneider, The Courier-Journal, "John Schnatter suing creative firms that he says leaked comments leading to his ouster," 5 Dec. 2019 Soon after the Civil War, Frederick Douglass felt the United States was losing the peace as a new historical memory was created recasting honorific rebels. Beth Py-lieberman, Smithsonian, "Smithsonian Scholars Pick Their Favorite Books of 2019," 28 Nov. 2019 The film spawned a Clueless sitcom that ran from 1996-1999 and recast the Cher role with actress Rachel Blanchard. Nick Romano,, "'Adderall-fueled' Clueless TV series reboot featuring Dionne in the works," 17 Oct. 2019 The season's most immediate challenge is that the roles have been recast since season two, and some of the changes work more effectively than others. Katherine J Igoe, Marie Claire, "'The Crown' Season 3 Includes Two of the Best Episodes of the Entire Series," 14 Nov. 2019 Despite being early enough in the production process where Cho’s role can be recast due to his injury, Netflix is remaining dedicated to having the actor star in the series, hence the lengthy hiatus while his knee heals. Sydney Bucksbaum,, "John Cho injures knee on set of Cowboy Bebop, shutting down production for 7-9 months," 18 Oct. 2019 Riyadh is also trying to recast its image as a place ripe for investment opportunities; drones and cruise missiles hardly help. Nabih Bulos, Los Angeles Times, "Saudi Arabia says it’s ‘willing and able’ to respond to Iran. Is it?," 20 Sep. 2019 How and where the plot takes off is unknown at this time as is the role of Morbius and how that will be filled with some sources say the role may be recast for a younger version but that element has still not been made clear. Variety, The Mercury News, "Report: Matrix 4 is set; Neo and Trinity are back," 20 Aug. 2019 O'Rourke recast his campaign around gun control after the August shooting in his hometown of El Paso, Texas, where a gunman targeting Hispanics killed 22 people. Kathleen Ronayne, Fortune, "Gun Control Advocates Refuse to Be Overshadowed by Impeachment Inquiry," 2 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of recast

1625, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of recast was in 1625

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9 Dec 2019

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“Recast.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 14 December 2019.

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How to pronounce recast (audio)

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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