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 The executives assembled for the Fortune panel are hardly the only ones working to reimagine aging. Jeff John Roberts, Fortune, "‘Technology is the new toilet paper’ for seniors facing the pandemic," 11 Nov. 2020 B8ta has raised over $93 million from investors including Macy’s and Khosla Ventures in an effort to reimagine brick and mortar retail for tech products, but the pandemic ravaged its business. Roland Li, San Francisco Chronicle, "Tech retailer B8ta closes 2 S.F. stores after robbery at gunpoint," 4 Feb. 2021 The Covid-19 pandemic forced the publishing industry to reimagine its process for convincing people to buy its latest offerings. Kate Knibbs, Wired, "Zoom Book Tours: 5 Authors on Publishing in a Pandemic," 1 Jan. 2021 Miyamoto began to see himself as being at the center of his own story, the better to reimagine the disappointments in his life as the first act in a kind of comeback narrative. Neima Jahromi, The New Yorker, "The Puzzle Inventor Who Makes Math Beautiful," 30 Dec. 2020 Some researchers hope this year’s upheaval will force administrators to reimagine math instruction. Talia Richman, Dallas News, "Why does the ‘COVID slide’ look worse in math? Texas schools struggle to get students back on track," 24 Dec. 2020 As the city grapples with rising crime rates, along with droves of police retirements, and a council vote to reimagine parts of traditional public safety, Doran believes a full economic recovery for Minneapolis will be slow. Mica Soellner, Washington Examiner, "'It looks like a war zone:' Minneapolis developers shy away from city projects after unrest and calls to 'defund the police'," 16 Dec. 2020 Lucchino, after all, was the rocket fuel behind Petco Park who macheted through bureaucracy and navigated legal landmines to reimagine and revitalize downtown. Bryce Miller Columnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: Measure E support good sign for bigger San Diego sports future," 4 Nov. 2020 The new security plan was at the center of the debate over how to reimagine campus policing. Phil Matier,, "East Bay community college district pulls back on security plan; companies lack licenses," 13 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of reimagine

1825, in the meaning defined above

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“Reimagine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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