regild

verb
re·gild | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈgild \
regilded or regilt\(ˌ)rē-ˈgilt \; regilding

Definition of regild 

transitive verb

: 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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