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

Synonyms & Antonyms for remake

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.
Recent Examples on the Web: Verb The change in ownership interrupted Kilar’s plans to remake WarnerMedia into a global powerhouse for the digital age. Meg James, Los Angeles Times, 5 Apr. 2022 In its stead, Takeuchi has led an effort to remake the multinational into a pure-play medical technology company, which leverages off its optical expertise to dominate the global endoscopy market. Justin Doebele, Forbes, 10 Sep. 2021 Baldwin Hills Crenshaw mall, where Fields struggled to find a bathing suit a few years ago, was recently sold to a developer with plans to remake it into a mix of housing, offices and retail stores. Los Angeles Times, 29 Apr. 2022 Comfortable enough to remake itself into a nightspot with great service and a smart soundtrack. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, 31 Mar. 2022 While many of Fidelity’s competitors foundered, Mr. Johnson pushed the firm to remake itself through a series of new ventures. Justin Baer, WSJ, 25 Mar. 2022 In the waning moments of the season, some look ahead to March as a time when teams can dramatically remake themselves through their own spending sprees. Michael Middlehurst-schwartz, USA TODAY, 22 Mar. 2022 The Point: Christie is trying very hard to remake himself in the eyes of voters and the media. Chris Cillizza, CNN, 1 Mar. 2022 But his early mixed endorsement record shows that his efforts to remake it entirely in his image are faltering. Alex Shephard, The New Republic, 11 Mar. 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun In 2004, his acting career was taking off following his breakout performances in White Chicks and Friday After Next, with a role in the remake of The Longest Yard up next. Lexy Perez, The Hollywood Reporter, 22 Apr. 2022 Walker made his film debut in Kings, starring Halle Berry and Daniel Craig, before landing a two-episode arc on drama television series In Contempt and a role in the remake of the 1970s thriller SuperFly. Kc Baker,, 20 Apr. 2022 Later this year, Arjona will appear in the Cuban American remake of Father of the Bride, with Andy Garcia and Gloria Estefan, and the Disney+ Star Wars series Andor, a prequel to Rogue One, starring Stellan Skarsgård and Diego Luna. ELLE, 29 Mar. 2022 Moreno appears in a new role in the remake created just for her. Joey Nolfi,, 28 Mar. 2022 In the latest remake of the 1950 comedy, Union plays a mom raising her blended family of 12 kids alongside Scrubs star Zach Braff. Quinci Legardye, Harper's BAZAAR, 12 Mar. 2022 For her turn as Anita in Spielberg's remake of West Side Story, the 31-year-old actress (pictured here at last year's Oscars) is nominated in the Best Supporting Actress category. Leena Kim, Town & Country, 10 Feb. 2022 Discovered by Steven Spielberg out of 30,000 hopefuls, Zegler won the coveted role of Maria in the remake of the 1961 Oscar-winning best picture. Clayton Davis, Variety, 14 Jan. 2022 Milena will appear as Sofia in the remake of the 2006 film. Jasmine Washington, Seventeen, 4 Jan. 2022 See More

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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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21 May 2022

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“Remake.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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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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