reforge

verb

re·​forge (ˌ)rē-ˈfȯrj How to pronounce reforge (audio)
reforged; reforging

transitive verb

: to forge (something) again
reforging salvaged steel
reforge an alliance
… new political movements that would reforge Palestinian national identity …Loren D. Lybarger

Examples of reforge in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The reality is, President Biden has to reforge the coalition that elected him in 2020 to win in November. Joseph Geevarghese, Baltimore Sun, 2 May 2024 Like reforging a sword that had been broken, Polaroid had become whole once again, and in 2020, Impossible rebranded itself as Polaroid. Eric Ravenscraft, WIRED, 24 Mar. 2024 Zep had reforged the blues in an explosive and very English style that would speak to our generation of players like no other. Geddy Lee, Rolling Stone, 14 Nov. 2023 These protagonists are coming of age untraditionally, forging and reforging identities against invisible barriers. Lovia Gyarkye, The Hollywood Reporter, 1 Nov. 2023 According to the recent dispatch, rebuilders are consciously employing medieval era tools such as hand axes, mallets, and chisels to reforge the cathedral’s hundreds of tons’ worth of oak wood roofing beams. Andrew Paul, Popular Science, 1 June 2023 In his first months in power, the Philippines leader has reforged a strong alliance with the U.S., winning praise even as questions remain about his path and intent at home. Sui-Lee Wee, New York Times, 2 May 2023 Ally with Mithrax, a Fallen trying to reforge a light-serving house and welcome your former enemies into your most sacred haven, the Last City, while dealing with the personal conflicts and prejudices that come with such a decision. Paul Tassi, Forbes, 17 May 2021 Biden has a unique opportunity to restore America’s humanitarian leadership and reforge America’s identity on the global stage. Mark Glanville, Fortune, 11 May 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of reforge was in the 15th century

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“Reforge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reforge. Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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