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.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Most of the speech amounted to an outline of his effort to remake the Republican Party and possibly seek the presidency. Michael Kranish, Washington Post, 11 May 2021 Cohn carries the story of America’s effort to remake its healthcare system into something more humane, efficient and serviceable back to President Franklin Roosevelt’s unfulfilled dream to make healthcare reform part of the New Deal. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 15 Mar. 2021 The Knicks are well-positioned to rapidly remake their roster and snap a seven-year playoff drought. Omari Sankofa Ii, Detroit Free Press, 25 Oct. 2020 Heather Hasson and Trina Spear founded founded the company in 2013, setting out to remake what medical scrubs looked like: from baggy and V-necked to a more fitted silhouette in different styles. Joseph Pisani, Star Tribune, 27 May 2021 The groups are urging the countries to instead remake government policies that restrict the export of doses and materials, and to facilitate voluntary partnerships among companies to produce vaccines, the people said. Peter Loftus, WSJ, 26 May 2021 Plans to remake the western wing of Terminal 3, which was built in 1971 and overhauled in 1979. John King, San Francisco Chronicle, 21 May 2021 In Infantino, Pérez and Laghrari had found an energetic president eager to remake the soccer business. New York Times, 20 May 2021 In places such as Alabama in the 1950s, groups like the NAACP were using their powers of organizing, their political and legal expertise, and their sheer determination to bring people together to remake the landscape before them. Andrew Langer, National Review, 10 May 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Literal professional mermaid Halle Bailey, who is playing Ariel in the upcoming live action Disney remake of The Little Mermaid, has adopted a very adorable cat and named it after the God-Fish-Man of the great mythical ocean deep. Rebecca Alter, Vulture, 8 May 2021 In the remake of the 1961 classic movie-musical, Ansel Elgort and Rachel Zegler star as Tony and Maria, two Romeo and Juliet-like teenagers whose affiliations with rival New York street gangs keep them from being together. Natalie Morin,, 25 Apr. 2021 In the upcoming remake, Rae's Padgett is an influencer who's humiliated online and becomes bent on turning a nerdy guy (Tanner Buchanan) into prom king. Rachel Yang,, 15 Apr. 2021 Her latest film, The Fallout, just premiered at SXSW and she is set to appear in the upcoming remake of West Side Story that will be released later this year. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, 24 Mar. 2021 Finally, Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown is a remake of the classic game exclusive to PlayStation. Erik Kain, Forbes, 27 May 2021 According to Variety, the Daily Show host is developing and may star in a remake of the 1967 political satire The President’s Analyst for Paramount Pictures. Halle Kiefer, Vulture, 13 Mar. 2021 Diana Taurasi, signed this offseason for two more years, and Brittney Griner remain as anchors, but the rest of the roster has turned over in a remake on the fly by General Manager Jim Pitman and coach Sandy Brondello. Jeff Metcalfe, The Arizona Republic, 19 Feb. 2021 But, he's not related to the actor who played him in the remake, sadly. Stacey Grant, Seventeen, 9 Feb. 2021

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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 16 Jun. 2021.

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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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