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

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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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The rest is divided evenly three ways for an ongoing maintenance fund, refashioning the sculpture's base and maintaining the plaza around her, and seed money for future art on the trail. Domenica Bongiovanni, Indianapolis Star, "Mass Ave's electronic 'Ann Dancing' needs $262,800. Here's what's behind that number.," 4 June 2019 Whatever your reason for refashioning your stride, symmetry should be the goal. Malia Wollan, New York Times, "How to Change Your Gait," 26 Jan. 2018 Meanwhile, the decline of the mall is creating new opportunities as entrepreneurs refashion abandoned retail space into parks, apartments, walk-in health clinics and even bowling alleys. Daniel Lee, WSJ, "Could the Internet Power a Small-Town Renaissance?," 21 Nov. 2018 The cabinet changes are Mrs. May’s first major effort to refashion her top team, after months of speculation about her future. Stephen Castle, New York Times, "Theresa May Reshuffles U.K. Cabinet, but Little Changes," 8 Jan. 2018 Executives have spent years shining up a reputation sullied by the 2008 crisis and refashioning the elite firm as a Main Street bank. Bradley Hope, WSJ, "Justice Department Charges Ex-Goldman Bankers in Malaysia 1MDB Scandal," 1 Nov. 2018 The ’90s anchor the Ekroth collection, while the ’80s influence the designer’s refashioning of Terinit. Laird Borrelli-persson, Vogue, "Rolf Ekroth, a Rising Finn, Scores Big With a Double Debut at Pitti Uomo," 10 Jan. 2019 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

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1613, in the meaning defined above

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