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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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 Wilford’s story emerged as one of few positive threads from the tragedy and one that has recast the public’s understanding of the emergency response. Alex Horton, Washington Post, "How a paramedic’s split-second decision may have saved a Parkland student’s life," 26 Feb. 2018 Setting aside, Chef Liam Tomlin is a culinary wizard of note in the South African dining scene, with his dazzlingly inventive set tapas menu recasting him as something of a Picasso on the plate, creative with flavor as much as with presentation. Sarah Khan, Condé Nast Traveler, "3 Best Day Trips From Cape Town," 14 Sep. 2018 The role of Boyd Baxter (Flynn Morrison) will also be recast with an older actor, Jet Jurgensmeyer. Emma Dibdin, Country Living, "‘Last Man Standing’ Just Announced Who’s Playing the New Mandy Baxter," 7 Aug. 2018 The book takes the basic message of Maps of Meaning and recasts it as self-help. Jeet Heer, The New Republic, "Jordan Peterson’s Tired Old Myths," 21 May 2018 Greg’s recasting wouldn’t work as a metaphor if Crazy Ex-Girlfriend weren’t already given to frequently breaking the fourth wall. Constance Grady, Vox, "How Crazy Ex-Girlfriend pulled off recasting Greg, one of its biggest characters," 12 Dec. 2018 Molly Ephraim was replaced by Molly McCook as middle daughter Mandy, and Flynn Morrison—who played Tim's grandson, Boyd— was recast with actor Jet Jurgensmeyer. Megan Friedman, Country Living, "‘Last Man Standing’ Will Deal With the Death of a Key Character in Its New Season," 10 Sep. 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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