reimagine

verb
re·​imag·​ine | \ ˌrē-i-ˈma-jən How to pronounce reimagine (audio) \
reimagined; reimagining; reimagines

Definition of reimagine

transitive verb

: to imagine again or anew especially : to form a new conception of : re-create

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The Kissing Booth Cast Plays Truth or Dare Entertainment Weekly reported that the show would reimagine the original sitcom, taking on a darker and more serious tone for its 2018 revival. Brianna Wiest, Teen Vogue, "The "Sabrina" Reboot Finally Has A Premiere Date," 30 July 2018 Plus, as high-end fashion brands look to younger audiences to reimagine what cool is, streetwear has become synonymous with luxury. Chavie Lieber, Vox, "A breakdown of this year’s brand winners and losers.," 27 Dec. 2018 The film goes on to reimagine the case of the Manson murders, which saw an eight-and-a-half month pregnant Tate stabbed to death, along with four friends. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "The Trailer for Hilary Duff's 'The Haunting of Sharon Tate' Is Full Terror," 8 Jan. 2019 Mainstream women’s liberation did not seek to reimagine the world and its capitalist underpinnings. Zoey Grossman; Fashion Editor: Cassie Anderson, Harper's BAZAAR, "Uzo Aduba, Katie Holmes & Ieshia Evans Reenact Iconic Images of Social Change," 20 Nov. 2018 Innovators and entrepreneurs across the globe are working to reimagine modern daily life so that connections across generations happen more naturally and frequently. Marc Freedman, WSJ, "Building Bridges Across the Generational Divide," 1 Nov. 2018 At its most basic level, mid-century modern designs are known for juxtaposing sleek lines (think: skinny, peg legs on dressers and tables) with organic shapes, using new materials and methods to reimagine traditional pieces. Hillary Brown, House Beautiful, "Everything You Need To Know About Mid-Century Modern Design," 13 Sep. 2018 For its part, Wild Fable — and its ability to reimagine iconic ’90s styles for modern discount shoppers — is pretty key to Target’s current strategy. Kaitlyn Tiffany, Vox, "Can Vans really sue Target for a cheap look-alike of its most famous skater shoe?," 26 Dec. 2018 To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that The news of Lilo & Stitch's ascension into Disney's live-action canon comes amid a major push from the studio to reimagine beloved films for the modern age. Devon Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, ""Lilo & Stitch" Is Disney's Next Live-Action Remake," 3 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of reimagine

1825, in the meaning defined above

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