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 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 Tv called Fast Foodies, where the trio compete to remake a celebrity guest’s favorite food. Jeremy Repanich, Robb Report, "Here’s What All 17 ‘Top Chef’ Winners Are Doing Now," 1 Apr. 2021 In 1964 the Supreme Court began to remake libel law in New York Times Co. v. Sullivan. Glenn Harlan Reynolds, WSJ, "How to Restore Balance to Libel Law," 24 Mar. 2021 The group may not be the place where the nations of the world decide to keep oil in the ground or remake the global order. Kate Aronoff, The New Republic, "Can OPEC Rescue the Planet?," 22 Mar. 2021 And could the palace, by being too inflexible to keep the Sussexes in the royal circle — if the Sussexes really wanted to stay — have lost two people who could have helped remake the monarchy, and so too save it? Patt Morrison, Los Angeles Times, "Column: After Meghan and Harry’s interview, royal family has to decide what ‘family’ means," 8 Mar. 2021 But eventually, some lucky share of those stranded by the ban will be given chances to remake their lives in this country. Yvonne Abraham,, "Ending the Muslim ban is just a start.," 27 Jan. 2021 The proposal is the first half of what will be a two-step release of the president’s ambitious agenda to overhaul the economy and remake American capitalism, which could carry a total cost of as much as $4 trillion over a decade. New York Times, "Biden Details $2 Trillion Plan to Rebuild Infrastructure and Reshape the Economy," 31 Mar. 2021 Amtrak has made financial commitments to several projects in the region, including $90 million to remake Baltimore’s Penn Station and $944 million for the Virginia program. Washington Post, "New regional rail vision aims to bring D.C., Maryland and Virginia closer together. But can it happen?," 25 Mar. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun 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 In a new interview, Joshua revealed that he was almost cast as Harvey Kinkle in the dark Sabrina the Teenage Witch remake before Ross Lynch won he role. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, "Joshua Bassett Says He Auditioned to Play Harvey in "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina"," 7 Apr. 2021 The remake will feature the return of two familiar faces: former chef Peter Botcher and former general manager Chad Waldon. Rick Nelson, Star Tribune, "Crave owners reviving Butcher & the Boar in downtown Minneapolis," 7 Apr. 2021 There is also a remake of the show available now on Paramount+, though only Season 1 of the new version is currently available on the platform. oregonlive, "Last chance to get 30 days of Paramount Plus for free, plus 5 things to watch including NCAA Tournament games, Star Trek Picard and more," 26 Mar. 2021 These are the elements of a perfect television show, as first evidenced by Scrubs and now, by the upcoming Powerpuff Girlslive-action remake. Charu Sinha, Vulture, "Powerpuff Girls Live-Action CW Remake Gets a Dose of Donald Faison," 30 Mar. 2021 Cruella will follow in Mulan’s footsteps in being the latest Disney live-action remake of/prequel to an animated flick to get a PG-13 rating. Scott Mendelson, Forbes, "Emma Stone’s ‘Cruella’ May End Up Closer Than Presumed To Playing Like Disney’s ‘Joker’," 17 Mar. 2021 Original creators Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko had long since walked away from the franchise, but back in 2018, Netflix hired the pair to helm a live-action remake of the series. Jacob Siegal, BGR, "‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ is returning with its original creators," 25 Feb. 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 6 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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