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

Definition of remake

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

: to make anew or in a different form


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

Synonyms & Antonyms for remake

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.
Recent Examples on the Web: Verb But part of that pot – about $10.4 million in 2021 – is used by the county for debt service on the project to remake Quicken Loans Arena into Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse. Robert Higgs, cleveland, 5 June 2022 The bill’s main tool, its proverbial bludgeon, is a new set of tax credits that could remake the way that America generates electricity. Robinson Meyer, The Atlantic, 28 July 2022 HomeTownSD is currently up against two opponents, Midway Rising and Midway Village+, in a city-run competition to lease and remake 48 acres of land at 3220, 3240, 3250 and 3500 Sports Arena Blvd. Jennifer Van Grove, San Diego Union-Tribune, 25 July 2022 In 1980, Reagan went on to win the White House, shifting his party to the right, and bringing to Washington a new generation of conservatives who would remake public debate and change the national agenda. Julian Zelizer, CNN, 23 July 2022 Just as the United States had conquered the American West, the nation would subdue, civilize, and remake international relations. Daniel Bessner, Harper’s Magazine , 22 June 2022 The war alone did not remake the global trade in chemicals and minerals that help farmers produce more food. Laura Reiley, Washington Post, 14 July 2022 Frank Ocean’s invitation did not remake the world in his image. Mychal Denzel Smith, Harper's BAZAAR, 8 July 2022 But the move of USC and UCLA to the Big Ten promises to remake the college athletics landscape in much the same way Texas and Oklahoma to the SEC will do. Creg Stephenson |, al, 30 June 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The original movie is still available online as is the 1986 remake. David Noyce, The Salt Lake Tribune, 21 July 2022 Fans may remember that a TV movie remake of the beloved film was in development in 2017, with Scarlett Lacey (The Royals) writing the script. Lauren Puckett-pope, ELLE, 29 June 2022 Roger & Hammersteins’ 1997 remake of Cinderella was a musical hit that truly gave positive cultural and ethnic representation to its viewers. Lynnette Nicholas, Essence, 10 June 2022 The remake is particularly relevant at this point since the film industry is going through a major transition with as streaming services and the pandemic has changed moviegoing habits and upended business models. Elsa Keslassy, Variety, 19 May 2022 Firestarter is another example of a remake being exceptionally irrelevant due to the specifics of the streaming marketplace. Scott Mendelson, Forbes, 14 May 2022 Based on Stephen King’s 1980 novel, this movie remake is available to stream now from home on Peacock and also on the big screen in major movie theaters starting tonight on Friday, May 13. oregonlive, 13 May 2022 King purists will be enflamed since the movie compresses the story to focus on the father/daughter relationship, but the remake is unnerving enough and gets an old-school boost courtesy of a creepy John Carpenter score. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, 13 May 2022 Playing with time and our perception of Statham, this remake of the 2004 French film Cash Truck was a welcome return to the crime world for both men. Elliott Smith,, 4 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of remake


circa 1635, in the meaning defined above


1936, in the meaning defined above

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“Remake.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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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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