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 Much in the same way mobile banking has changed our expectations of financial engagement, banks and fintechs will need to reimagine banking and payments in the metaverse. Martin Boyd, Forbes, 25 Apr. 2022 Lucas said his top priority as mayor would be public safety, saying the city needed to get crime under control but also had to reimagine the role of law enforcement. Alison Dirr, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 14 Jan. 2022 LastJune, council members narrowly rejected a measure to temporarily withhold $73 million in police funding until Bottoms’ plan to reimagine policing was approved by the legislative body. Wilborn Nobles, ajc, 31 Dec. 2021 Certainly opponents of the amendment have tried to argue that efforts to reimagine policing has left Minneapolis less safe. Michelle S. Phelps, The Conversation, 4 Nov. 2021 The report, published this week, is a result of part of Mayor Jenny Durkan’s plan, launched last year, to reimagine policing in Seattle. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 2 Aug. 2021 To make his vision work, however, Mayo understood a harsh reality: The fans would have to reimagine their experience too. Joseph Hudak, Rolling Stone, 15 June 2021 Johnson also said that ending qualified immunity would be damaging to police morale and recruitment, which have already been low after a year of calls to reimagine American policing. Matthew Brown, USA Today, 13 June 2021 Honoring George Floyd's legacy continues with grassroots efforts to reimagine public safety by investing in non-lethal responders to housing insecurity, mental health challenges and traffic stops. Peniel E. Joseph, CNN, 25 May 2021 See More

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First Known Use of reimagine

1825, in the meaning defined above

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“Reimagine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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