refashion

verb
re·​fash·​ion | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈfa-shən How to pronounce refashion (audio) \
refashioned; refashioning; refashions

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Examples of refashion in a Sentence

refashioned my old pair of jeans into a cover for my scrapbook
Recent Examples on the Web Boitnott, who remains under legal supervision for life with Dakota County Community Corrections, has since refashioned himself as a defender of the disabled. Frederick Melo, Twin Cities, "Serial plaintiff may get $45,000 from St. Paul taxpayers, new parking meters citywide," 3 Dec. 2019 Senators last year tried to negotiate a deal to refashion the companies, but the effort sputtered. Andrew Ackerman, WSJ, "Lawmakers Promise Fresh Push to Overhaul Housing Finance," 24 Jan. 2019 Though some of Morissette’s lyrics are refashioned to fit the original story, the most emotional number is mercifully left untouched. Mara Reinstein, Billboard, "Five Things You Oughta Know About the 'Jagged Little Pill' Musical," 6 Dec. 2019 Although the investiture ceremony may appear to be steeped in history and tradition, it had been refashioned for Prince Charles with television coverage in mind. Juliet Rieden, Town & Country, "Why Prince Charles Holds the Title of Prince of Wales—and Why He Was So Unpopular In the Beginning," 28 Nov. 2019 The geometric frames where gas holders once stood have been refashioned into upscale apartments. Somini Sengupta, New York Times, "Britain, Struggling With Brexit, Eyes Another Retreat. This One’s From Fossil Fuels.," 3 Oct. 2019 Experts say the nation will have to refashion its workforce, overhaul its old-age programs and learn how to care for tens of millions of elderly people without ruining their families’ financial lives. Jeff Stein, BostonGlobe.com, "A ‘catastrophic’ trend in Maine: A shortage of caregivers," 15 Aug. 2019 Experts say the nation will have to refashion its workforce, overhaul its old-age programs and learn how to care for tens of millions of elderly people without ruining their families’ financial lives. Jeff Stein, Washington Post, "‘This will be catastrophic’: Maine families face elder boom, worker shortage in preview of nation’s future," 14 Aug. 2019 Because most of its material history had disappeared, the Garmisch had to be refashioned mainly from a few rough drawings and a bunch of grainy vintage photos. Brett Berk, Car and Driver, "BMW Reproduces Lost 1970 Garmisch Concept by Calling In Its Original Designer ,Marcello Gandini," 24 May 2019

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First Known Use of refashion

1613, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of refashion was in 1613

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“Refashion.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/refashion. Accessed 17 January 2020.

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