remake

verb
re·​make | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈmāk How to pronounce remake (audio) \
remade\ (ˌ)rē-​ˈmād How to pronounce remade (audio) \; remaking

Definition of remake

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

: to make anew or in a different form

remake

noun
re·​make | \ ˈrē-ˌmāk How to pronounce remake (audio) \

Definition of remake (Entry 2 of 2)

: one that is remade especially : a new version of a motion picture

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Verb

remaker \ (ˌ)rē-​ˈmā-​kər How to pronounce remaker (audio) \ noun

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Synonyms: Verb

Antonyms: Verb

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Examples of remake in a Sentence

Verb They will be remaking the film with American actors. one of those people who left the security and conformity of a small town to remake their lives in the big city Noun The director's next project will be a remake of King Kong.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Calls for drastically remaking the way government works are also a key theme for Warren’s presidential campaign competitor Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. Washington Post, "Warren offers anti-corruption plan central to her campaign," 16 Sep. 2019 Calls for drastically remaking the way government works are also a key theme for Warren’s presidential campaign competitor Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. BostonGlobe.com, "a sweeping anti-government corruption proposal," 16 Sep. 2019 Calls for drastically remaking the way government works are also a key theme for Warren's presidential campaign competitor Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. Steve Peoples, chicagotribune.com, "Elizabeth Warren announces anti-corruption plan that targets lobbyists, politicians and judges," 16 Sep. 2019 Audry directed an even better film than Olivia in Gigi (1949), which Vincente Minnelli remade nine years later as a classic MGM musical. Armond White, National Review, "The Vintage French Film Olivia Bests Today’s #Resistance Filmmakers," 21 Aug. 2019 Consider the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum remake a retouching of the historic with plenty of modernity built in, both from an architectural and engineering perspective. Tim Newcomb, Popular Mechanics, "Rebuilding History: How Engineers Modernized the L.A. Memorial Coliseum," 15 Aug. 2019 Simply put them on under your sheets and pillowcases, then remake the bed as usual. The Good Housekeeping Institute, Good Housekeeping, "GH Seal Spotlight: Protect-A-Bed Bed Bug Protection Kit," 1 Aug. 2019 In doing so, Johnson has set himself up to fill the Conservative Party’s candidate lists with his allies and remake his party in his image. Stephen Paduano, The New Republic, "Boris Johnson Goes for Broke," 6 Sep. 2019 In those heady early years of the atomic age, many scientists imagined a world where humans could routinely use nuclear weapons to cleave the earth and remake its climate. Garrett M. Graff, WIRED, "America's Decades-Old Obsession With Nuking Hurricanes (and More)," 26 Aug. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Disney released the first official trailer of the live-action remake Lady and the Tramp on Friday at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, California, and gave a glimpse into the romantic adventures of Lady, the American Cocker Spaniel, and Tramp, a mongrel pup. Georgia Slater, PEOPLE.com, "Disney Releases First Official Trailer for Live-Action Lady and the Tramp," 24 Aug. 2019 First-round draft pick Garrett Bradbury is part of a remake of the Vikings offensive line, one of the team’s most important weaknesses last season. Kalyn Kahler, SI.com, "What We Learned From NFC North Training Camps," 21 Aug. 2019 There's some unfortunate news for undersea residents hoping for an appearance from Harry Styles — the singer will not be joining the cast of the forthcoming Little Mermaid live action remake. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Harry Styles Reportedly Won’t Play Prince Eric in "The Little Mermaid" After All," 14 Aug. 2019 Oscar season always brings a welcome wave of originality after the reboots, remakes and sequels of summer. Jake Coyle, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Fall Movie Preview: Hollywood goes all-in on original films," 5 Sep. 2019 Sequels and remakes have become summer staples as reliable as sunburn and snowcones, of course. Ann Hornaday, Washington Post, "Summer movies circa 2019: A season of random blips and nostalgia trips," 29 Aug. 2019 Years removed from the hype, the essential weirdness of the Matrix follow-ups has granted them a growing cult status, especially as the industry now trends toward Disney remakes and superhero sequels that color firmly inside the lines. David Sims, The Atlantic, "The Matrix 4 Could Be Just What Hollywood Needs," 21 Aug. 2019 Sequels, prequels, reboots, and remakes are all accounting for an ever-growing share of US box-office revenue. Amanda Shendruk, Quartz, "The Hollywood movie franchise has taken over the box office," 25 July 2019 In an era of sequels, remakes, and adaptations galore, 20th Century Fox has made an original studio comedy. Nathan Mattise, Ars Technica, "Stuber review: The world’s worst Uber ride becomes pure popcorn comedy," 12 July 2019

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First Known Use of remake

Verb

circa 1635, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1936, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of remake was circa 1635

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remake

verb
How to pronounce remake (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of remake

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to make a new or different version of (something, such as a movie, song, etc.)
: to make (something) into something else

remake

noun
How to pronounce remake (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of remake (Entry 2 of 2)

: a new or different version of a movie, song, etc.

remake

verb
re·​make | \ ˌrē-ˈmāk How to pronounce remake (audio) \
remade\ -​ˈmād \; remaking

Kids Definition of remake

: to make again or in a different form

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