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

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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 Building a line that can accommodate both facets of the Vikings' offense is a tall order, which is perhaps why their latest efforts to remake the group seem to follow an even more precise set of standards. Star Tribune, "Hoping bigger is better, Vikings bulk up along offensive line during NFL draft," 1 May 2021 Since then, there have been at least three efforts to remake the 32-acre site, but developers have floundered due to the expense, bankruptcies and environmental problems. Madison Iszler, San Antonio Express-News, "Fire the latest blow to star-crossed Lone Star Brewery site south of downtown San Antonio," 26 Apr. 2021 Biden planned to join a second session of the livestreamed summit later in the morning on financing poorer countries’ efforts to remake and protect their economies against global warming. Ellen Knickmeyer And Christina Larson,, "At global climate summit, Biden pledges to cut greenhouse gas emissions in half," 22 Apr. 2021 Biden planned to join a second session of the livestreamed summit later in the morning on financing poorer countries' efforts to remake and protect their economies against global warming., "Biden opening summit with ambitious new US climate pledge," 22 Apr. 2021 Second Nature, from the journalist and novelist Nathaniel Rich, is a series of vignettes that examine human efforts to remake the wild. Megan Garber, The Atlantic, "The Dark Side of the Houseplant Boom," 20 Apr. 2021 The singer plans to remake her first six albums — which also include Taylor Swift (2006), Speak Now (2010), Red (2012), 1989 (2014), and Reputation (2017) — in a bid to finally own the masters to all of her work. Lauren Huff,, "Taylor Swift's re-recorded Fearless album just broke this major country music record," 19 Apr. 2021 Breyer, 82, last week spoke out publicly against partisan attempts to remake the bench, however, arguing in a speech at Harvard Law School that doing so could undermine public confidence in the independence of the high court. Sarah Westwood, Washington Examiner, "Breaking down the Left's Supreme Court agenda," 15 Apr. 2021 The Disney star eventually transformed from diner girl Sam Montgomery into the princess of the Halloween dance in the 2004 classic fantasy remake A Cinderella Story. Billboard Staff, Billboard, "From 'Lizzie McGuire' to 'A Cinderella Story,' What's Your Favorite Hilary Duff Role? Vote!," 21 Apr. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun As Arnaz notes, Sorkin’s film will not be a remake of the hit show. Meg Donohue, Town & Country, "Everything to Know About Being the Ricardos," 28 Apr. 2021 But their relationship is tested by Jack's drinking in this tearjerker remake. Kori Williams, Seventeen, "50 Best Romantic Movies of All Time to Stream Now," 9 Mar. 2021 This remake of Boys’ 1995 came out of Seo’s 20th anniversary album project in 2017. Tamar Herman, Billboard, "From Coldplay's 'Fix You' to Justin Bieber’s '2U,' Here Are 8 BTS Covers You Should Hear," 24 Feb. 2021 Whitney Houston: Houston starred as a mother in this musical remake about a group of sisters who form a singing group. Lisa Respers France, CNN, "Chadwick Boseman's last performance is a bittersweet gift," 17 Dec. 2020 With a screenplay by Crowley and Ned Martel, this handsome remake is directed by Mantello at an entertaining clip. Charles Mcnulty, Detroit Free Press, "Jim Parsons heads cast of Netflix’s solid remake of gay classic ‘The Boys in the Band’," 30 Sep. 2020 This breezy remake of the Michael Caine heist flick has an all-star cast with Theron, Mark Wahlberg, Edward Norton and Jason Statham. Ben Flanagan |, al, "Charlize Theron’s 10 best movies ranked," 7 Aug. 2020 There already was an attempt at an American Broadchurch — with Tenant essentially reprising his role, no less — but so few people watched it, Mare might as well be considered the remake. Alan Sepinwall, Rolling Stone, "‘Mare of Easttown’: Kate Winslet Takes a Bite Out of Crime," 13 Apr. 2021 Fans of the original U.K. series and the first American remake expressed their excitement for the reboot on Twitter and reminisced about watching the earlier shows. NBC News, "'Queer as Folk' reboot coming to NBC's Peacock network," 9 Apr. 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 18 May. 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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