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

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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 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 The newspaper building itself was refashioned, as the walls separating the third-floor Union and Tribune newsrooms were knocked down. Roger Showley,, ""A Faithful Mirror": The San Diego Union-Tribune's first 150 years," 15 Apr. 2018 The quest for normality is part of a remarkable revolution; an attempt to refashion Saudi society away from ultra-strict Islamic codes and diversify its economy away from dependence on oil. The Economist, "A wild rideRadical reforms in Saudi Arabia are changing the Gulf and the Arab world," 21 June 2018 Even teff and amaranth, typically cooked to a porridge, can be refashioned as grain salads with careful preparation. Emily Horton, charlotteobserver, "Four steps to making a great grain salad, every time," 19 June 2018

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1613, in the meaning defined above

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evasion of direct action or statement

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