re·​make | \(ˌ)rē-ˈmāk \
remade\(ˌ)rē-​ˈmād \; remaking

Definition of remake 

(Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

: to make anew or in a different form


re·​make | \ˈrē-ˌmāk \

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 \ noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for remake

Synonyms: Verb

alter, change, make over, modify, recast, redo, refashion, remodel, revamp, revise, rework, vary

Antonyms: Verb

fix, freeze, set, stabilize

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Examples of remake in a Sentence


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


The director's next project will be a remake of King Kong.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

This positive image obfuscates the real purpose of elite schools: From their inception, the core function of elite schools is to make, remake, or advance the socioeconomic status of each student. Adam Howard, Vox, "I’ve spent decades studying elite schools. Here’s how their culture enables toxic masculinity.," 27 Sep. 2018 Instead of losing participatory consciousness, fans remade it, appropriating what could have been taken from them to do so. Nancy Baym, WIRED, "Book Excerpt: How Music Fans Built the Internet," 10 July 2018 Other malls are being rebooted or remade, including the former Echelon Mall turned Voorhees Town Center, and Moorestown Mall, where residential development is a possibility. Kevin Riordan,, "All sales final: N.J.'s 'worst' and 'saddest' shopping mall is going out of business," 9 July 2018 The law remade the market for health insurance sold to people who don’t get coverage through an employer or a government health plan. Guy Boulton, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Health insurers file suit for billions of dollars from federal government over Affordable Care Act commitments," 2 July 2018 Morey, who brought Chris Paul to the Rockets, remade the team with additions like P.J. Tucker and Luc Mbah a Moute to help Houston win a franchise-record 65 games. Reid Laymance, Houston Chronicle, "Daryl Morey named NBA Executive of the Year," 25 June 2018 Cleveland essentially remade its roster midseason, trading away promising complimentary pieces like Thomas for a new crop of young talent and middling veterans. Al Saracevic, San Francisco Chronicle, "LeBron James: One man stands in the Warriors’ way," 30 May 2018 Iris Rijskamp, courtesy Design Academy Eindhoven Paper can only be recycled five or six times so mills end up with a lot of fibers that can’t be remade into traditional paper products. Diana Budds, Curbed, "The most bizarre and brilliant projects from a Dutch design fair," 5 Nov. 2018 The Nafta talks are one front of Mr. Trump’s efforts to remake U.S. trade policy over the past year. Santiago Pérez, WSJ, "U.S., Mexico, to Release Draft of New Nafta Treaty Without Canada," 28 Sep. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Lately, the '90s have been having a major moment in film—with a sequel to Space Jam and live-action remake of Aladdin in the works—but do the same positive vibes hold up for that decade in the interior design world? Taylor Mead, House Beautiful, "Poll: Which '90s Home Trends Do You Wish Would Never Come Back?," 25 Oct. 2018 For better or worse, Hollywood is really into remakes right now. Danny Murphy, Marie Claire, "Recasted: Who Would Star in a Cruel Intentions Remake?," 18 Oct. 2018 Snap shares audience numbers for some of its most popular shows — ESPN’s SportsCenter remake on Snapchat has 17 million unique viewers a month, and NBC’s Stay Tuned news show has 5 million unique viewers per day, Snap says. Kurt Wagner, Recode, "Snapchat’s plan to reinvent TV may actually be working," 10 Oct. 2018 Lady Gaga, whose real name is Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, and Bradley Cooper spoke to Entertainment Weekly on Thursday about the upcoming remake of the film. Kathleen Joyce, Fox News, "Lady Gaga: Working with Bradley Cooper 'has changed me'," 10 Aug. 2018 This fall, for instance, with the release of Bradley Cooper’s remake of A Star Is Born, the service released all three of the previous versions of the film, plus a 19-minute interview with Cooper. Alissa Wilkinson, Vox, "RIP FilmStruck, one of classic cinema’s last refuges in the streaming era," 26 Oct. 2018 After the huge success of Disney's live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast, new versions of Dumbo, Aladdin, The Lion King, and Mulan are all headed to theaters. Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio is set to begin production this fall. Dan Barna, Teen Vogue, "New "Pinocchio" Animated Movie Will Be Directed by Guillermo del Toro," 22 Oct. 2018 Can someone please tap Cardi to play Ariel in some sort of live-action remake? Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, "Cardi B Brushed Her Hair With a Plastic Fork, and She's Not Mad About It," 16 Oct. 2018 Some of SoR4's excitement is thanks to Lizardcube, the French studio largely responsible for a 2016 remake of Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "PAX hands-on: Retro sequels Streets of Rage 4, Windjammers 2 take us back to ‘94," 1 Sep. 2018

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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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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 \
remade\-​ˈmād \; remaking

Kids Definition of remake

: to make again or in a different form

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