re·​cast (ˌ)rē-ˈkast How to pronounce recast (audio)
recast; recasting

transitive verb

: to cast again
recast a gun
recast a play
also : remodel, refashion
recasts his political image to fit the times
ˈrē-ˌkast How to pronounce recast (audio)

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.
Recent Examples on the Web Prabowo recast himself as a nationalist politician and competed against Widodo in previous elections, before joining the charismatic populist’s cabinet after failing to beat him in 2019. Ishaan Tharoor, Washington Post, 14 Feb. 2024 Carano is hoping to get a court order that would force Lucasfilm to recast her as her character, Cara Dune, as well as get punitive damages. Germain Lussier / Gizmodo, Quartz, 8 Feb. 2024 As part of that process, personal information about Neruda that had been in the public domain for decades was recast in a different, more critical light—including his relationship to his daughter, Malva Marina, who was born with hydrocephalus, an excess of fluid in the brain that can be fatal. Graciela Mochkofsky, The New Yorker, 6 Feb. 2024 In light of the trial and other former partners of Majors coming forward alleging other instances of abuse, there has been speculation over Majors’ future acting career and rumors that his supervillain Kang character could be recast within the Marvel universe. Emily Palmer, Peoplemag, 14 Dec. 2023 The suit, filed in California federal court, alleges wrongful termination and discrimination, as well as a demand that the court should force Lucasfilm to recast her and pay at least $75,000 in punitive damages. Adam B. Vary, Variety, 6 Feb. 2024 Carano, in a complaint filed on Tuesday in California federal court, alleges she was fired for voicing right-wing opinions on social media and seeks a court order that would force Lucasfilm to recast her. Winston Cho, The Hollywood Reporter, 6 Feb. 2024 Biden has been molded into a caricature of corruption but also a figure of pity, recast with each new allegation and indictment. Tribune News Service, Hartford Courant, 10 Jan. 2024 From there, the artist grew them to fanciful size through a laborious process that involved having the clay figure recast in liquid plaster, meticulously contouring the new double, then sending it off to a foundry to be sealed in hulking bronze. Richard Barnes, New York Times, 22 Dec. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1625, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of recast was in 1625

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“Recast.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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re·​cast (ˈ)rē-ˈkast How to pronounce recast (audio)
recast; recasting
: to cast again
recast a cannon
recast a play
: to change around : revise, remodel
recast a sentence to make it clearer

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