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

Examples of reimagine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Both Tillery and Willingham-Jaggers called on schools to reimagine their approaches to addressing anti-LGBTQ bullying. Gwen Aviles, NBC News, "Viral video of teen punching classmate draws attention to anti-gay bullying," 14 Nov. 2019 The effort to reimagine the cable bundle for streaming devices has been slow to gain traction even for some of the other top players that have outperformed Vue. Samuel Axon, Ars Technica, "An end in Vue: Sony will shutter its streaming video service," 29 Oct. 2019 Back then, imagine this woman of color, standing before us newbie attorneys, bold enough to reimagine criminal justice. Cnn.com Wire Service, The Mercury News, "Kamala Harris draws upon background in unveiling criminal justice plan," 9 Sep. 2019 There have long been efforts to reimagine the film, with Disney Channel putting in development a TV movie two years ago, which never came to fruition. Rachel Yang, EW.com, "Disney+ is developing a new Hocus Pocus 2 movie," 24 Oct. 2019 Designer Aaron Rambo, who created looks for Levit's The Classic and Local Foods restaurants, will reimagine the look of Benjy's, a Rice Village favorite. Greg Morago, Houston Chronicle, "Benjy’s in Rice Village gets new menu, new look," 18 Sep. 2019 Nation states are no longer as powerful, and lots of people want to reimagine their nationalities and identities. Boniface Mwangi, Quartz, "If Israelis have the right of return, we should extend that right to all native people," 18 Sep. 2019 Now that bill, along with two others, are poised to dramatically reimagine California’s relationship to plastic, mostly by trying to prevent industries from producing new, virgin plastic in the first place. Zoë Schlanger, Quartz, "California could become the first state to ban single-use plastics," 12 Sep. 2019 Looking ahead, though, designers are working to reimagine the seat itself. Mark Ellwood, Condé Nast Traveler, "Airlines Are Finally Adding Perks Back to Economy Class," 28 Aug. 2019

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1825, in the meaning defined above

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“Reimagine.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reimagine. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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