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 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 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. San Diego Union-Tribune, "2020 Democrats put focus on guns amid impeachment fever," 2 Oct. 2019 Then, they were recast as a counterproductive idea, not-so-nobly inflicted by start-ups. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "Wait, Is Your Open Office Plan Good or Bad?," 21 Aug. 2018 Old variants recast in new roles may sometimes be more important role in the origin of species than new mutations are. Quanta Magazine, "New Hybrid Species Remix Old Genes Creatively," 10 Sep. 2019 While some institutions delve into their own rich catalogs, other projects and companies illuminate the past by recasting seminal works. Andrew Gilbert, The Mercury News, "Fall dance 2019: Legendary works on tap in Bay Area," 6 Sep. 2019 Galperin said the city and authority should recast goals that are understandable and specify the number of people expected to receive assistance, rather than using a percentage. Los Angeles Times, "Scathing new audit finds deep operational failures at L.A.’s top homeless outreach agency," 27 Aug. 2019 That models’ private lives have been recast as a kind of labor contributes to the devaluation of their work. Isabel Cristo, The New Republic, "Fashion Week’s Labor Problem Is Our Labor Problem," 11 Sep. 2019 Though Robinson swiftly acquired mythic status, his island was never a love island – at least not until other writers came along to recast it. 1843, "Love Island’s literary forebears, from Eden to The Tempest," 19 June 2019

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First Known Use of recast

1625, in the meaning defined above

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11 Nov 2019

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The first known use of recast was in 1625

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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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