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


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 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 Planetary scientist James O'Donoghue, who works at the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency and formerly worked at NASA, recently remade the video by editing the timing and adding a tracker to show how much water drains throughout the animation. Fox News, "Incredible NASA video shows what Earth would look like if oceans disappeared," 7 Feb. 2020 So that answer may as well be to make your own film, not remake the master’s book. The Economist, "The director’s cut Armando Iannucci’s “David Copperfield” is not the film of the book," 28 Jan. 2020 In the Hindu tradition, the Earth is destroyed and remade every 4,320,000 years. Popular Science, "Real-life climate disasters are mirroring doomsday myths—and that’s worse than you think," 23 Jan. 2020 Others claimed, citing no evidence, that the remarkable haste with which the Kremlin was pushing through the constitutional changes and remaking the government was evidence that Putin might want to call it quits — or was trying to head off a coup. Anton Troianovski,, "Big changes? Or maybe not. Putin’s plans keep Russia guessing.," 21 Jan. 2020 He will now be tasked with helping remake an Ohio State defense that lost seven starters from last season's Big Ten champion and College Football Playoff semifinalist. Nathan Baird, cleveland, "Ohio State football bringing Kerry Coombs back as defensive coordinator," 20 Jan. 2020 Later, tensions were aggravated by the Lebanese Civil War and by the post-2003 U.S. occupation of Iraq, which remade its sectarian landscape. Time, "History Shows What’s Wrong With the Idea That War Is ‘Normal’ in the Middle East," 13 Jan. 2020 The quick wit displayed in those films first appeared in the prequel LEGO remakes. Washington Post, "The TikTok invasion of LEGO Star Wars is a surprise, to be sure, but a welcome one," 10 Jan. 2020 But as 2019 unfolded, the effort to review these cold cases and remake the police department was frustrated by bureaucratic snags and the agency's short-handed staffing, Estes told The Associated Press in a recent interview. Anchorage Daily News, "Review of rape ‘cold cases’ in Nome hits a wall," 20 Dec. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Critics are saying that this live-action remake has more action and less music. Briana Rice,, "10 movies we can't wait to see in 2020," 17 Jan. 2020 That was the message of the original The Lion King, and the new live-action remake doubles down on it. Kyle Smith, National Review, "The Conservative Pride of The Lion King," 11 July 2019 It’s unclear if the live-action remake will come to China. Echo Huang, Quartzy, "Disney’s “Mulan” is not the feminist Mulan Chinese girls recognize," 10 July 2019 An American riff — don't call it a remake, urge the producers — on Ruben Ostlund's Swedish psychological thriller Force Majeure, the Searchlight release misses the mark in scene after scene. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Downhill': Film Review | Sundance 2020," 27 Jan. 2020 Epcot is next for a major remake, with new rides, new attractions — even a new theme. Susan Glaser, cleveland, "What’s new in Orlando? Big updates coming to Epcot, Disney, Universal Studio, SeaWorld, Legoland," 26 Jan. 2020 The Back to the Future filmmaker has closed a deal to direct Disney’s live-action remake of Pinocchio, EW has confirmed. Tyler Aquilina,, "Robert Zemeckis to direct Disney's long-developing live-action Pinocchio remake," 25 Jan. 2020 And Disney’s slate of live-action remakes, like Beauty and the Beast, is also now available on the streaming platform. Lynsey Eidell, Glamour, "Every Disney Live-Action Movie Currently in the Works," 24 Jan. 2020 Blue Ivy has already begun to make her mark, helping her mom pen a song for a companion album to The Lion King remake, titled The Lion King: The Gift. Andrea Wurzburger,, "Celeb Moms' Most Motivational Moments with Their Mini-Mes," 13 Jan. 2020

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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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The first known use of remake was circa 1635

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“Remake.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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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


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.


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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