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 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,, "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 What home cook doesn’t appreciate a new and creative way to reimagine those few ounces of leftover roast chicken, a meager bowl of last night’s chickpeas, or the remaining blueberries languishing in the refrigerator? Washington Post, "A lighter and prettier potato knish for your holiday table — and beyond," 17 Sep. 2019 During the nineteenth century, English thinkers like J.S. Mill and George Grote worked to reimagine tumultuous Athens as a forerunner to the placid, liberal Victorian commonwealth. Nick Burns, The New Republic, "In Defense of Sparta," 7 Aug. 2019 But, unfortunately, Markovits’s attempt to reimagine class struggle, while neatly omitting capitalists from his story, doesn’t quite hold. Sarah Leonard, The New Republic, "The Fall of the Meritocracy," 5 Sep. 2019

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1825, in the meaning defined above

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“Reimagine.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 22 November 2019.

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