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

Synonyms & Antonyms for remake

Synonyms: Verb

alter, change, make over, modify, recast, redo, refashion, remodel, revamp, revise, rework, vary

Antonyms: Verb

fix, freeze, set, stabilize

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Examples of remake in a Sentence


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


The director's next project will be a remake of King Kong.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Still, the point is likely not to remake what game time at Dodger Stadium looks like but to test the physical and operational capabilities of this brand-new subway scheme. Megan Geuss, Ars Technica, "Elon Musk’s Boring Company proposes one-way, 3.6 mile tunnel to Dodger Stadium," 16 Aug. 2018 Charlotte-area philanthropists have given Project LIFT a $6.5 million vote of confidence and another year of life, despite controversy over its mixed record in trying to remake west Charlotte schools. Ann Doss Helms, charlotteobserver, "Despite controversy, donors pledge another $6.5 million for west Charlotte schools," 31 May 2018 Ford promised to remake American manufacturing by reducing large-scale durable goods production’s environmental impact and help save the planet. Ed Wallace, star-telegram, "Ford Quits the Car Business," 5 May 2018 The Final Fantasy VII remake finally resurfaced this week, there’s a John Wick puzzle game on the way, and Ubisoft unveiled a new Ghost Recon. Hayden Dingman, PCWorld, "This week in games: John Wick tactics, a Blood remaster, and a survival-focused Ghost Recon," 10 May 2019 The Chiefs picked up a young, talented cornerback in Kendall Fuller in the trade that sent Smith to Washington, but that's only one piece of remaking the secondary. Lindsay H. Jones, USA TODAY, "Chiefs training camp questions: Can Patrick Mahomes take Kansas City to next level?," 2 July 2018 The act is putting up huge numbers on streaming and subtly remaking local rock in ways that better reflect the communities that have always lived and worked here. August Brown,, "Inglewood's Inner Wave a promising, needed voice on the local rock scene," 29 June 2018 Fantasy VII remake in action since 2015, to my knowledge. Hayden Dingman, PCWorld, "This week in games: John Wick tactics, a Blood remaster, and a survival-focused Ghost Recon," 10 May 2019 The movie was remade in 1999, featuring Maureen Lipman and Hugh Jackman. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "A TV Adaptation of the Oklahoma! Musical Is in the Works," 17 Apr. 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Rita Moreno, who won the Oscar for her performance in the 1961 film version, returns for the 2020 remake as a new version of the character Doc, the owner of the corner store in which Tony works. Eric Todisco,, "Get a First Look at Tony and Maria in Steven Spielberg's West Side Story," 17 June 2019 Julianne Moore and her director husband, Bart Freundlich, have teamed for a big-screen remake of a classic European drama — and EW can exclusively debut the trailer. Joey Nolfi,, "Julianne Moore has a dark secret in exclusive After the Wedding trailer," 6 June 2019 That news, plus a new Lego Star Wars, an Old Republic expansion and potential film adaptation, details for Netflix’s Witcher series, a remake of cult classic shooter XIII, and more. Hayden Dingman, PCWorld, "This week in games: Lego Star Wars returns, Ubisoft gives away Assassin's Creed: Unity after Notre Dame fire," 15 Apr. 2019 Since there's obviously still quite some time before new episodes make their way into our homes, the network cannot confirm who the cast will be for the remake just yet. Taylor Mead, House Beautiful, "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," 16 Jan. 2019 But as with many recent reboots and remakes, She-Ra has already stirred up some controversy because of her redesign. Gabe Bergado, Teen Vogue, ""She-Ra and the Princesses of Power" Teaser Trailer Shows Adora Transforming Into the Iconic Warrior," 10 Sep. 2018 Disney is hoping for better results from this series, which is headed up by Jon Favreau (director of Iron Man, The Jungle Book, and the upcoming The Lion King remake). John Gilpatrick, Popular Mechanics, "Everything We Know About the Future of Star Wars," 10 May 2019 But good news for those ready to move on from The Matrix remake: oversized (or actually, just normal-sized) sunglasses are climbing their way back to the top. Lauren Alexis Fisher, Harper's BAZAAR, "Olivia Palermo Designed a Collection to Save Us From the Tiny Sunglasses Trend," 12 Mar. 2019 You ain't never seen a friend like Will Smith as the Genie in the 2019 remake of Aladdin. Marisa Lascala, Good Housekeeping, "The New 'Aladdin' Trailer Will Change the Way You See Will Smith's Genie," 12 Mar. 2019

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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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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



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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