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re·​make (ˌ)rē-ˈmāk How to pronounce remake (audio)
remade (ˌ)rē-ˈmād How to pronounce remake (audio) ; remaking

transitive verb

: to make anew or in a different form
remaker noun


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re·​make ˈrē-ˌmāk How to pronounce remake (audio)
: one that is remade
especially : a new version of a motion picture

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.
Recent Examples on the Web
In the week after the changes, the committee started to remake its team, firing more than 60 people across its political, data and communications departments. Journal Sentinel, 28 Mar. 2024 Now, an internationally hyperactive Russia wants to remake Europe’s entire security architecture through war. Liana Fix, Foreign Affairs, 22 Mar. 2024 What Paris is doing shows what can be done to remake an old city for a new global climate. Catherine Porter, New York Times, 16 Mar. 2024 But there’s rarely much, if any, upside to trying to remake work that’s widely considered a masterpiece. Alan Sepinwall, Rolling Stone, 22 Feb. 2024 On a smaller scale, Jes Fan’s upright sculpture remakes Isamu Noguchi’s modern biomorphism — using fiberglass and CT scans of his own body. Martha Schwendener, New York Times, 13 Mar. 2024 So why remake this late-’80s piece of nostalgia-inducing junk? Owen Gleiberman, Variety, 9 Mar. 2024 The project to remake antitrust law along progressive lines has so far been a failure. The Editors, National Review, 4 Mar. 2024 There isn't always a compelling creative reason to remake a story. Kelly Lawler, USA TODAY, 28 Feb. 2024
Unlike the Fortune’s Keep remake, Rebirth does not look to be destroyed in any way despite the Konni group’s invasion of the island, though see below for how that’s not entirely true. Erik Kain, Forbes, 28 Mar. 2024 Kilpatrick has been hovering around the edge of the TV business for a long time, with small recurring roles in everything from Private Practice to HBO’s Perry Mason remake, in addition to writing for several comedies like Tracy Morgan’s The Last O.G. Alan Sepinwall, Rolling Stone, 28 Mar. 2024 Games like the Resident Evil 4 remake, Death Stranding, and Assassin's Creed Mirage coming out on the latest iPhones hint at a future where shipping your game on consoles, PC, and mobile platforms may be the norm. Simon Hill, WIRED, 24 Mar. 2024 Rounding out the cast of director Doug Liman’s remake of the 1989 cult classic are UFC champ Conor McGregor, Daniela Melchior, Jessica Williams, Billy Magnussen and Lukas Gage along with Post Malone. Elizabeth Taylor, Variety, 23 Mar. 2024 It’s been 35 years since Patrick Swayze first taught us that pain don’t hurt, and now Jake Gyllenhaal takes up that muscular mantle with Amazon Prime Video’s Road House remake (streaming now). Ew Staff Published,, 22 Mar. 2024 The iconic 1989 action film is back, courtesy of a new remake starring Jake Gyllenhaal in the title role. Tim Chan, The Hollywood Reporter, 21 Mar. 2024 To wit, three stars of Doug Liman’s Road House remake flexed some striking wrist candy at a photo call in London on Thursday. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 16 Mar. 2024 The former Dire Straits frontman assembled a starry cast of guitar heroes for the 9-minute recording, a remake of the theme from the 1983 feature film Local Hero. Lars Brandle, Billboard, 19 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use


circa 1635, in the meaning defined above


1936, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of remake was circa 1635

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Cite this Entry

“Remake.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition


1 of 2 verb
re·​make (ˈ)rē-ˈmāk How to pronounce remake (audio)
remade -ˈmād How to pronounce remake (audio) ; remaking
: to make anew or in a different form


2 of 2 noun
re·​make ˈrē-ˌmāk How to pronounce remake (audio)
: one that has been remade
especially : a new version of a motion picture

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