re·​im·​age (ˌ)rē-ˈi-mij How to pronounce reimage (audio)
reimaged; reimaging

transitive verb

: to create a new image of (someone or something): such as
: to form a new mental picture of (someone or something)
reimage oneself in a more positive light
: to impress a new conception of (something) upon a group of people
reimaging the company to consumers
I covered the Catholic Church's then-new global campaign to reimage "evangelizing" as being more organic and less judgmental about one's faith.Michelle Boorstein
: to create a new representation of (something, such as a story) : reimagine
It is difficult to imagine a finer, more up-to-date reimaging of this curious classic …Stephen Davenport
computing : to replace the contents of (a computer or hard drive) with a previously created disk image
… helped the district's IT staff reimage laptops for student use.Erin Richards

Examples of reimage in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The film based on the historical figure Hua Mulan and Disney's animated 1998 flick of the same name reimages the tale to exclude songs, Mulan's guardian dragon named Mushu, and General Li Shang. Noelle Devoe, Seventeen, 14 June 2023 Where to watch: April 28 on demand Return to menu This series reimages the 1987 erotic thriller, nominated for six Oscars, about a woman who doesn’t take a breakup lightly, to say the least. Pat Padua, Washington Post, 24 Apr. 2023 The DeFilm name is an evolution of DeFi, which stands for decentralized finance and uses crypto technology to reimage traditional financial services. Billy Bambrough, Forbes, 27 Dec. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1770, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of reimage was in 1770

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Cite this Entry

“Reimage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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