re·​imag·​ine | \ˌrē-i-ˈma-jən \
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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This is a typical trope of right-wing memes, which reimagine Trump as a buff soldier fighting for America against the country’s enemies. Zack Beauchamp, Vox, "The strange Trump Game of Thrones tweet about Iran sanctions, as explained by political science (seriously).," 2 Nov. 2018 If Flanagan was setting out to reimagine what a haunted house story could be — whether in tone, medium, or emotional context — then The Haunting of Hill House is unquestionably a success. Bryan Bishop, The Verge, "Netflix’s Haunting of Hill House is like This Is Us wrapped in a gothic ghost story," 28 Sep. 2018 Among other things, she's partnered with Nike to reimagine the brand's signature Cortez sneakers, and works with the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) to mentor female entrepreneurs. Katherine Lagrave, Condé Nast Traveler, "Maria Sharapova Answers 37 Questions About Travel," 27 Aug. 2018 Ikea tapped Dutch design duo Scholten & Baijings to reimagine a handful of classic products, giving them full reign on pieces like the Klippan love seat and the Poäng chair. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "Ikea ‘hacks’ its iconic designs in new line," 2 Aug. 2018 Amazon is also working with Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase on a new venture aiming to reimagine health-care delivery for their own employees, now collectively numbering close to 1.2 million. Dan Gallagher, WSJ, "Why Amazon Needs to Do Everything," 30 June 2018 Modsy, an interior design startup, decided to reimagine Carrie's place as well as Samantha's, Miranda's, and Charlotte's. Danielle Tullo, House Beautiful, "This Is What The Sex And The City Stars' Apartments Would Look Like Today," 6 June 2018 Like other tech companies, Bird and Lime seek to reimagine the public realm. NBC News, "The next Uber? Scooter startups flood U.S. cities as funding pours in," 9 July 2018 Buenos Aires would invite Le Corbusier, the Swiss apostle of towerblocks and bulldozers, to reimagine the Argentine capital from scratch. Jason Farago, New York Times, "How Latin America Was Built, Before Modernism Came Along," 18 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of reimagine

1825, in the meaning defined above

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