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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
The fires of recent years have been particularly intense in central Chile, where the region of Valparaíso, popular with tourists, has been remade by the irregular enclaves. Terrence McCoy, Washington Post, 10 Feb. 2024 If Las Vegas’s image has been remade as an entertainment destination, its growth has continued to be fueled by a renewable resource: Californians seeking cheaper homes and lower taxes. Billy Witz Sinna Nasseri, New York Times, 10 Feb. 2024 Unlike last year, the Lakers didn’t remake their roster at the deadline — something that seemed a likelihood after the team’s miserable December. Dan Woike, Los Angeles Times, 8 Feb. 2024 The Navy is working with a development team to remake the site, which is mostly composed of five-story buildings dating back to World War II. Gary Robbins, San Diego Union-Tribune, 31 Jan. 2024 Xi and Putin have openly spoken about their aims to remake the world order by undermining America and the free world, replacing it with an international system grounded in their authoritarian values. Daniel Twining, National Review, 23 Jan. 2024 Constant vole pressure could further disrupt plant populations that are already remaking themselves as the climate warms. Bathsheba Demuth, The Atlantic, 4 Jan. 2024 But Beijing has over the past three years moved swiftly to remake the territory’s once-autonomous institutions and subsume Hong Kong’s identity, using a draconian security law to neutralize the city’s boisterous politics and crush mass protests over the loss of democratic rights. Theodora Yu, Washington Post, 26 Jan. 2024 The Bristol is a significant new project that is part of the city’s plan to remake the pair of islands into a dense hub of new housing. David Caraccio, Sacramento Bee, 23 Jan. 2024
To make a splash at the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards, Robbie chose a glittering remake of a silver corseted gown from Vivienne Westwood’s spring/summer 1998 collection. Alice Newbold, Glamour, 10 Feb. 2024 The movie remake on the famous Andes plane crash fails in its attempt to draw meaning from suffering. Madeleine Kearns, National Review, 8 Feb. 2024 The remake is co-produced by Whitney Houston, who also appears as Cinderella's Fairy Godmother. Kimanzi Constable, Parents, 4 Feb. 2024 Meanwhile, the Tim Burton remake from 2005 is on DVD for $5 (reg. Rudie Obias, The Hollywood Reporter, 30 Jan. 2024 Nominated for over 10 awards after releasing on Christmas, The Color Purple (2023) is the modern remake of an American masterpiece. India Espy-Jones, Essence, 29 Jan. 2024 The German supermodel, television host and noted Halloween-enthusiast has extended her musical catalog with a club-ready remake of the hit with help from her longtime pal, Tiësto. Katie Bain, Billboard, 26 Jan. 2024 The film, a remake of the 1937 adaptation of the 1933 novel, was a prestige pic directed by the respectable Charles Jarrott and starring Peter Finch, Michael York, George Kennedy, John Gielgud, and Olivia Hussey. Stephen Deusner, SPIN, 22 Jan. 2024 Silent Hill 2 While Resident Evil fans enjoy excellent remakes and new titles, Silent Hill fans have suffered their own psychological horror hell as Konami continues to mishandle the series. Jordan Minor, PCMAG, 1 Feb. 2024 See More

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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 24 Feb. 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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