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 Kids, like, totally got the beat in the Valley Girl remake trailer. Nick Romano,, "They've got the beat! Watch the first trailer for the Valley Girl musical remake," 16 Apr. 2020 While lots of restaurants remade themselves for delivery, vegetarian soul food spot Majani went the extra step and developed its own app (for iPhone and Android). Noah Kaufman, Condé Nast Traveler, "How to Support Small Business in Your Local Community During Coronavirus," 16 Apr. 2020 Hollywood still milks that outlaw image in blockbusters like Vin Diesel’s XXX series and the Robin Hood thieves of Point Break remakes—free-solo climbing, big-wave surfing, wingsuit flying, international bank robbery. Daniel Duane, Outside Online, "Why Surfers and Climbers Break Social Distancing Rules," 12 Apr. 2020 And Rivers, in turn, instantly changes the Colts passing game, remaking it into a version that will be far closer to the one Luck ran in 2018. Joel A. Erickson, Indianapolis Star, "Why Philip Rivers is a better fit for Colts blueprint at quarterback," 17 Mar. 2020 The 25-year-old right-hander, whose 2019 season quickly became a nightmare, spent most of his offseason here, remaking himself as both player and person. Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "After remaking himself mentally and physically, Corbin Burnes looks to rebound with Brewers," 13 Feb. 2020 The Fox remakes will not receive theatrical releases but instead will be featured on its Disney+ streaming service, which is slated to launch in November. Cicero Estrella, The Mercury News, "Disney to ‘reimagine’ ‘Home Alone’ — will we see a kinder, gentler Kevin?," 7 Aug. 2019 These limits on the court’s power mean that Cohen greatly overestimates the capacity that the Warren court had to remake the world for the better. John Fabian Witt, The New Republic, "How the Republican Party Took Over the Supreme Court," 7 Apr. 2020 Hengfeng faces challenges trying to remake itself as a retail lender focused on its home province of Shandong. Chao Deng, WSJ, "Fancy Meals and Loans for Friends: China’s Banks Face Costly Cleanup," 21 Jan. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The 2012 remake of Red Dawn, for example, was completely rewritten to change the antagonists from China to North Korea but still was banned. Carly Ortiz-lytle, Washington Examiner, "'Hollywood has been complicit': Ted Cruz targets Hollywood and China with new legislation," 29 Apr. 2020 The film, a live-action remake of the beloved 1998 animated film about a Chinese female warrior, was set to debut in North America on March 27. Frank Pallotta, CNN, "Disney delays 'Mulan' because of the coronavirus outbreak," 12 Mar. 2020 Marc Platt, who worked with Marshall on Mary Poppins Returns and executive produced Guy Ritchie’s live-action Aladdin remake, is producing. Borys Kit, Billboard, "'Little Mermaid' Live-Action Remake Finds Its Prince Eric in Jonah Hauer-King," 12 Nov. 2019 Current award winners include acclaimed playwright Tony Kushner, whose latest project is an anticipated remake of West Side Story, directed by Steven Spielberg. Liz Cantrell, Town & Country, "The Princess Grace Foundation Has a New CEO," 3 June 2019 There’s no director attached yet, and casting is still a ways off, but Hercules seems like an obvious choice to join Disney’s ever-growing list of live-action remakes. Devan Coggan,, "Disney to go the distance with live-action Hercules remake," 30 Apr. 2020 Who knows which entries here will make it onto high school curricula, inspire wedding themes, and spawn dozens of Hollywood remakes? Glamour, "The Best Books of 2020 (So Far)," 27 Apr. 2020 Battle for the Planet of the Apes Starring: Roddy McDowall, Natalie Trundy, Claude Akins, Austin Stoker There have been a TON of Planet of the Apes remakes, but the 1973 original is a classic must-watch. Cecilia Nowell, Marie Claire, "The Best End-of-the-World Movies," 17 Apr. 2020 For many fans, the very existence of this remake is surreal. Jason Schreier, New York Times, "After Years of Anticipation, Final Fantasy VII Fans Get Their Reboot," 9 Apr. 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 3 Jun. 2020.

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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


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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