Definition of regild
: to gild (something or someone) anew:
a : to overlay (something) again with a thin covering of gold The frame was regilded as part of the restoration.
b : to restore (someone or something) to an attractive but often deceptive appearance Hers was the mission … of regilding the hero of the holy war …— Amy Kelly The Italian dealer Giacomo Medici was eventually convicted and jailed, at which point the Swiss decided it was time to regild the reputation of the freeport …— Alastair Bonnett
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