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

Examples of reimagine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Alameda, like other cities in the Bay Area and throughout the country, has taken steps to dramatically reimagine policing. Rachel Swan, San Francisco Chronicle, "A month before George Floyd anniversary, East Bay city wrestles with a death after police restraint," 28 Apr. 2021 This year, there’s many delicious ways to reimagine that beautiful seafood dinner right at home. Aly Walansky, Forbes, "Mother's Day Gift Guide: The Best Gifts For Seafood Lovers," 27 Apr. 2021 Vogue Runway’s Earth Month series exploring exciting ways to reimagine our old stuff. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "Watch Lutz Huelle Transform a Tee Into a Slinky Going Out Top," 22 Apr. 2021 Elsewhere in the country, fresh eyes have been recruited to reimagine or bolster restaurant coverage. Washington Post, "Chicago’s revered dining scene recently lost a key ingredient: Experienced, trustworthy critics," 8 Apr. 2021 In the same way, only companies that reimagine themselves with A.I. at the core today appear likely to win the post-pandemic future. François Candelon, Fortune, "How A.I.-powered companies dodged the worst damage from COVID," 2 Apr. 2021 As vaccinations roll out and lockdowns begin to ease, the disruption caused by covid provides an opportunity to reimagine the world of work for the better. The Economist, "Subscriber events The future of work," 9 Apr. 2021 From the disorder of uncertain times comes an opportunity to reimagine the outdated elements of our organizations. Christina Lee, Forbes, "In Pursuit Of The Digitally Unbreakable Enterprise," 8 Apr. 2021 After a war or a natural disaster, there are ruins to sift through, reimagine, and reconstruct. Marion Renault, The New Republic, "The Weird Comfort of Getting Vaccinated at an Abandoned JC Penney," 5 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of reimagine

1825, in the meaning defined above

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“Reimagine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 May. 2021.

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