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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Meanwhile, Mike is set to work with mother-daughter team Karen E. Laine and new mom Mina Starsiak of Good Bones to reimagine the second floor hallway and landing and the boys' bedroom. Rebekah Lowin, Country Living, "HGTV's 'A Very Brady Renovation' Is Coming So Soon: Here's What to Know," 11 May 2019 The work is meant to reimagine the concept, location, and permanence of the idea of home. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, "The Hotel as Patron of the Arts? In Hong Kong, the Peninsula Takes the Trend to the Next Level," 9 Apr. 2019 The great masterworks of the past not only shaped what came afterward, but continue to find their meaning changed retroactively as new works of art reimagine them through the prism of the present. Jeremy Eichler,, "Passing the two-decade mark, Chameleon forges ahead with music looking back," 22 May 2018 Graff also plans to invite up-and-coming designers to reimagine Wright's work for a modern audience, according to Curbed. Sara Rodrigues, House Beautiful, "Frank Lloyd Wright's Foundation Is Launching New Home Decor," 19 Mar. 2019 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

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First Known Use of reimagine

1825, in the meaning defined above

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