re·​fash·​ion | \(ˌ)rē-ˈfa-shən \
refashioned; refashioning; refashions

Definition of refashion 

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Synonyms & Antonyms for refashion


alter, change, make over, modify, recast, redo, remake, remodel, revamp, revise, rework, vary


fix, freeze, set, stabilize

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Examples of refashion in a Sentence

refashioned my old pair of jeans into a cover for my scrapbook

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Most were in European cities like Lisbon, where travel was being refashioned by the new slew of low-cost airlines like easyJet that made weekend breaks across the continent more affordable to everyone. Mark Ellwood, Condé Nast Traveler, "How Hostels Became Poshtels: The Remaking of a Backpacker's Hangout," 12 Sep. 2018 Its owners had hired a young Paris architect, Pierre Barbe, to refashion the interior, which had been carved up over the years. William Middleton, Town & Country, "How the De Menil Family Raised Good Taste to an Art Form," 7 Mar. 2018 As for those, veteran film and Broadway costumer Ann Roth and production designer Jane Musky, refashioning a scenic Monroe, N.Y., manor house (which stood in for the Russian estate), make ace contributions. Gary Goldstein,, "Annette Bening, Saoirse Ronan and Elisabeth Moss headline lively new film version of 'The Seagull'," 8 May 2018 The charismatic Ishihara sells these numbers, particularly when Shoichi refashions himself as a singing drummer. Ben Sachs, Chicago Reader, "Film / Foreign Discover the work of noted Japanese genre director Umetsugu Inoue," 30 May 2018 Britain’s turn from its welfare state in the face of yawning budget deficits is a conspicuous indicator that the world has been refashioned by the crisis. Peter S. Goodman, New York Times, "In Britain, Austerity Is Changing Everything," 28 May 2018 In just one winter, Los Angeles refashioned itself as the most interesting team in baseball. Stephanie Apstein,, "The Greatest Curiosity: Shoehei Ohtani Fashions the Angels Into Baseball's Most Interesting Team," 19 Mar. 2018 Ledford wants to refashion this former mine into a new kind of profitable venture. Leslie Nemo, Scientific American, "From Defiled to Wild—Can a Spent Coal Mine Be Reborn as a Nature Conservation Center?," 11 July 2018 The Greene Street property sat vacant, as Bell worked to refashion it inside. Craig R. Mccoy,, "A Philadelphia story: Falsely declared dead, home stolen and no one will help," 29 June 2018

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First Known Use of refashion

1613, in the meaning defined above

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