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 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 When Rahaim arrived after serving as Seattle’s planning director, San Francisco’s planning department was in the middle of two big efforts to reimagine large swaths of the city. J.k. Dineen,, "SF planning director to retire after presiding over building boom," 4 Sep. 2019 The basic concept is to reimagine all 23 films in the MCU universe with key plot twists changed—further building on the MCU-is-a-multiverse concept. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Ewan McGregor confirms he will return as Obi-Wan for new Star Wars series," 24 Aug. 2019 The architects explain that Bert’s unusual design came from thinking about how a child might reimagine a treehouse. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "Prefab treehouses look like periscopes peeking through the forest," 24 June 2019

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First Known Use of reimagine

1825, in the meaning defined above

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