re·​fig·​ure | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈfi-gyər How to pronounce refigure (audio) \
refigured; refiguring; refigures

Definition of refigure

transitive verb

1 : to figure again or anew
2 : to give new meaning or use to refigure classic texts

Examples of refigure in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The film works to refigure the identity of the assassination buff, registering his or her inquest as essentially futile. Art Simon, Slate Magazine, "In The Parallax View, Conspiracy Goes All the Way to the Top—and Beyond," 21 July 2017

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First Known Use of refigure

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Refigure.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 13 December 2019.

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