re·make | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈmāk \
remade\(ˌ)rē-ˈmād \; remaking

Definition of remake 

(Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

: to make anew or in a different form


re·make | \ ˈrē-ˌmāk \

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 \ 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

The decision was another twist concerning dueling efforts to remake the site where the San Diego Chargers once played. Phillip Molnar,, "Judge needs more time to review SDSU West's stadium ballot initiative," 6 July 2018 Renzo Piano's master plan to remake the western side of LACMA's campus is unveiled. Deborah Vankin,, "LACMA's campus has been a work in progress since its 1965 opening," 3 July 2018 Still, Trump has an opportunity to remake the Supreme Court in a way that will last for decades. Howard Kurtz, Fox News, "Liberal pundits rip Kennedy, demand any Trump nominee be stopped," 29 June 2018 And that was exactly the case for brothers Joe and Luciano Iacovino at Ristorante Luciano, who took the several feet of stormwater in their Stone Harbor restaurant in 2013 and saw an opportunity to remake the place completely. Craig Laban,, "Jersey Shore restaurants offer tasty food options from Cape May to LBI," 29 June 2018 Just as one conflict came to a resolution, however, the injunction was sure to create fresh legal chaos in the newest front in Trump's battle to remake the country's immigration system, an effort vehemently resisted by a collection of blue states. Anchorage Daily News, "Federal judge bars separation of migrant children, orders family reunification," 27 June 2018 The Rockets’ remade defense was longer, faster and more versatile than past incarnations. Lee Jenkins,, "Kevin Durant and the Dagger That Foreshadowed the Broom," 12 June 2018 Instead, following in the wake of the Resident Evil HD remaster from a few years ago, Capcom is now remaking Resident Evil 2 from scratch. Brad Chacos, PCWorld, "Sony PlayStation at E3: The Last of Us Part II, Spider-Man, Nioh 2, and unsurprising blockbusters," 11 June 2018 California's largest water agency on Tuesday approved a nearly $11 billion plan to help fund two enormous tunnels, breathing new life into Gov. Jerry Brown's ambitious and controversial plan to remake the state's water system. Christopher Weber, The Christian Science Monitor, "Construction of massive water tunnels wins approval in California," 11 Apr. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The remake of the cult Italian horror film stars Tilda Swinton, Dakota Johnson and Chloë Grace Moretz. Pamela Mcclintock, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Suspiria' Lands Fall Awards Release Date in Theaters," 14 May 2018 The set-up features a casting session for the remake currently in progress when two actors are shown into the room to audition. Allie Gemmill, Teen Vogue, "“Kim Possible” Live-Action Cast Announced by Christy Carlson Romano and Will Friedle," 25 Apr. 2018 Baywatch’’ remake which was filmed along the coast of Deerfield Beach. Johnny Diaz,, "The Rock welcomes baby girl," 24 Apr. 2018 President Donald Trump is poised to continue his remake of the U.S. Supreme Court, with a nomination to be announced Monday night that could solidify conservative jurisprudence for years. Jennifer Jacobs And Mark Niquette, Houston Chronicle, "Trump making Supreme Court pick to cement conservative majority," 9 July 2018 The special edition of the film comes just a week after the first trailer for its latest remake, this time starring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper. Mike Miller,, "Barbra Streisand Learned Guitar for a Scene in a Movie But Cut It Because She Felt ‘Vulnerable'," 14 June 2018 Myers returned for his methodical killing spree over multiple sequels and remakes., "The Halloween Trailer Contains No Treats, Only Terror," 8 June 2018 None of these movies are sequels or remakes, and most of them come from the singular perspective of writer-directors pursuing their vision, not a studio pumping out product. Jason Zinoman, New York Times, "Home Is Where the Horror Is," 7 June 2018 Yes, there are the usual sequels and remakes, many of them featuring male characters. Ty Burr,, "‘Solo’ turns an iconic character’s backstory into a decent B-movie," 22 May 2018

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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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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 \
remade\-ˈmād \; remaking

Kids Definition of remake

: to make again or in a different form

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