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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Recent Examples on the Web Ninety authors in various genres recast U.S. history from a Black perspective, starting with the arrival of the first slave ship. New York Times, "New & Noteworthy, From the Science of Life to Annie Oakley," 26 Jan. 2021 Yet his outsize presence recast the mayor as an embodiment of the city for the modern media age. Chris Smith, Town & Country, "What It Really Takes to Be the Mayor of New York City," 2 Dec. 2020 One, as noted by Kat Dennings’s Darcy Lewis, who is watching the Wanda and Vision show from her perch at S.W.O.R.D., is that the character has been suddenly and inexplicably recast. Jen Chaney, Vulture, "That WandaVision Ending Gives Deeper Meaning to a Crossover Event," 5 Feb. 2021 However, the news of the Netflix adaptation isn’t sitting well with the conservative subset of Roberts’ fandom, who are demanding that Milano be recast for someone less...political. Ineye Komonibo,, "Nora Roberts Defends Her New Netflix Movie Against Backlash Over Alyssa Milano Casting," 28 Jan. 2021 The Proud Boys had seized on Trump’s conflation to recast their small-scale rivalry with antifascists in leftist strongholds like Berkeley and Portland as the front line of a national culture war. Luke Mogelson, The New Yorker, "Among the Insurrectionists," 15 Jan. 2021 With the previous Blu-rays, Peter Jackson jumped the gun on ambitions to recast the entire trilogy in HDR. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Lord of the Rings, Hobbit 4K Blu-ray sets: Must-own home-theater stunners," 25 Nov. 2020 It had long been known that Dickens was an unkind husband, even a cruel one, but the letters recast the author as a sinister would-be jailer. Laurence Scott, The New Yorker, "Charles Dickens, the Writer Who Saw Lockdown Everywhere," 24 Dec. 2020 But the determined effort to recast Reconstruction as a debacle of corruption continued. Christopher Frear, Smithsonian Magazine, "Meet Joseph Rainey, the First Black Congressman," 5 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of recast

1625, in the meaning defined above

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24 Feb 2021

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“Recast.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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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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