regild

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

Definition of regild

regilded or regilt play \(ˌ)rē-ˈgilt\; regilding
: 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

First Known Use of regild

1583

in the meaning defined above

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