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

Examples of refashion in a Sentence

refashioned my old pair of jeans into a cover for my scrapbook
Recent Examples on the Web Now, the love story has been refashioned into a 14-episode Netflix series by lead writer Nicole Taylor that was released Thursday. Yvonne Villarreal, Los Angeles Times, 9 Feb. 2024 Even teff and amaranth, typically cooked to a porridge, can be refashioned as grain salads with careful preparation. Emily Horton, Charlotte Observer, 31 Jan. 2024 Elizabeth Morris—Netflix How pop culture refashioned the real story of Griselda Blanco The real-life Griselda reportedly had no qualms about killing with impunity and, according to many, zeal. Laura Zornosa, TIME, 26 Jan. 2024 Most important, in her view, is refashioning Cadiz’s water project from one aimed at serving urban users throughout Southern California to a narrower goal of filling the admittedly serious gaps in the accessibility of clean water in San Bernardino County. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 25 Jan. 2024 Once a tobacco factory, its vast halls have since been refashioned into one of the ritziest of the hotels that line the stretch of the Bosphorus where the Ottoman-era sultans established their 19th-century palaces to make the most of the waterway’s famously restorative breeze. Vogue, 26 Dec. 2023 With Canada’s military refashioning its relations with the Inuit by tapping into local knowledge, Canadian soldiers are heading north better prepared for the patrols, according to Inuit rangers. Norimitsu Onishi Nasuna Stuart-Ulin, New York Times, 4 June 2023 George Loewenstein, a titan of behavioral science and a co-author of Ariely’s masturbation paper, has refashioned his research program, conceding that his own work might have contributed to an emphasis on the individual at the expense of the systemic. Gideon Lewis-Kraus, The New Yorker, 30 Sep. 2023 In the transition from enfant terrible to elder statesman, Mamet refashioned himself as a neocon crank, sounding off like a regular contributor to the comments section of Breitbart News. Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times, 23 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1613, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of refashion was in 1613

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“Refashion.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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re·​fash·​ion (ˈ)rē-ˈfash-ən How to pronounce refashion (audio)
: to make again : make over, alter
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