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

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 But the standout experiences here are found downstairs at Minamo, an eight-seat Japanese Omakase concept, and Colonnade, which offers an elaborate eight-course tasting menu that reimagines French Swiss cuisine. Anna Haines, Forbes, 22 Feb. 2024 The first season was a parody of Homeboy Industries, down to reimagining founder Father Gregory Boyle as a foul-mouthed Unitarian Universalist minister played by Michael Imperioli. Gustavo Arellano, Los Angeles Times, 21 Feb. 2024 Singer Vehicle Design The Sotto Commission is the 300th example of a Porsche 964 reimagined through Singer’s Classic Study restoration. Michael Van Runkle, Robb Report, 21 Feb. 2024 In a city where even speed humps can trigger dyspepsia, the prospect of reimagining the low-slung U street NW property — one everyone agrees is unsightly — is driving a fierce debate that’s devouring hours of public hearings and clogging up neighborhood email lists. Paul Schwartzman, Washington Post, 20 Feb. 2024 While the job description can seem impossibly broad, and the existing search processes are already extensive, some believe schools could benefit from reimagining who’s actually the best fit to lead a university. Sheryl Estrada, Fortune, 16 Feb. 2024 The song will be part of a currently untitled covers album of Maná’s greatest hits reimagined as duets with Mexican influence. Leila Cobo, Billboard, 15 Feb. 2024 Ladylike dressing is all about the elevated wardrobe essential, but with a feminine twist–think polished midi skirts, seriously chic cashmere sweaters, barely-there pumps, and elegant finishing touches like a leather timepiece or reimagined pearl necklace. Laura Jackson, Vogue, 15 Feb. 2024 Could some reimagine a story out of thousands of people? Cheyenne Roundtree, Rolling Stone, 15 Feb. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1825, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of reimagine was in 1825

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“Reimagine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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