reframe

verb re·frame \ (ˌ)rē-ˈfrām \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of reframe

reframed; reframing
: to frame (something) again and often in a different way
  • Tom, a seasoned renovator, … reframed the crooked doorways …
  • —Gillian Barth
  • The more lines of discoloration there are near the frame edges (from where the mounting paper has been exposed to light), the more times the silhouette has probably been reframed.
  • —Carolyn B. Noyes
  • … deftly reframes the debate, asserting that the war was never about W.M.D.s but about transforming the political dynamic of the region …
  • —Yoni Brenner
  • … cognitive-behavioral therapy, in which patients slowly expose themselves to the places and circumstances that frighten them and reframe the catastrophic thinking that torments them.
  • —Jeffrey Kluger
  • All failures are reframed as "good tries."
  • —Jon Krause

First Known Use of reframe

1592

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