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

For Bayer, acquiring Monsanto is the last step in a corporate transformation as the 154-year-old company shed its plastics business and remade itself as a life-science company with equally-sized health and agriculture units. Fortune, "Bayer Wins U.S. Antitrust Approval for Its $66 Billion Takeover of Monsanto," 29 May 2018 When the Queen’s father died, her multicolored wardrobe had to be entirely remade in two weeks. Hamish Bowles, Vogue, "The Royal Bride Who Wore Pink," 18 May 2018 More big bundles of old fishing nets will soon be on their way from Dutch Harbor to Denmark to be remade into high-end plastics. Laine Welch, Anchorage Daily News, "Unalaska sends thousands of pounds of old fishing nets to Denmark for recycling," 12 Mar. 2018 House membership was largely remade by the November election, with an anti-Trump wave slashing the GOP’s 66-to-34 majority to a 51-to-49 edge. Laura Vozzella, Washington Post, "Virginia House passes Medicaid work requirements at session midpoint," 13 Feb. 2018 The decision was another twist concerning dueling efforts to remake the site where the San Diego Chargers once played. Phillip Molnar,, "Judge needs more time to review SDSU West's stadium ballot initiative," 6 July 2018 Renzo Piano's master plan to remake the western side of LACMA's campus is unveiled. Deborah Vankin,, "LACMA's campus has been a work in progress since its 1965 opening," 3 July 2018 Still, Trump has an opportunity to remake the Supreme Court in a way that will last for decades. Howard Kurtz, Fox News, "Liberal pundits rip Kennedy, demand any Trump nominee be stopped," 29 June 2018 And that was exactly the case for brothers Joe and Luciano Iacovino at Ristorante Luciano, who took the several feet of stormwater in their Stone Harbor restaurant in 2013 and saw an opportunity to remake the place completely. Craig Laban,, "Jersey Shore restaurants offer tasty food options from Cape May to LBI," 29 June 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Ericson Core, who directed the Mark Wahlberg drama Invincible as well as the recent remake of Point Break, is helming the movie, which is being developed for the Disney streaming service. Borys Kit, The Hollywood Reporter, "Willem Dafoe to Star in Disney Adventure Movie 'Togo' (Exclusive)," 12 July 2018 Reboots Book of Mormon star Josh Gad will co-write and star in a big-screen remake of Gilligan's Island. Lauren Le Vine, Redbook, "Morning Headlines: Khloé Breaks Her Post-Split Silence, Things We Asked Google in 2013 — and More," 19 Dec. 2013 Beyond the varied play and lush artwork, Crash also has a number of idle animations added for the remake. Harold Goldberg,, "Classic games, lovingly reimagined in 'Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy'," 13 July 2018 If Disney ever decided to create an HSM remake, Joey and Sabrina already have their parts covered. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, "Joey King and Sabrina Carpenter Perform EPIC "High School Musical" Throwback Together," 28 June 2018 The Oscar winner is partnering up with Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water) and Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity) for the remake. Ale Russian,, "Roald Dahl's Children's Classic The Witches Is Being Remade by the Director of Forrest Gump," 20 June 2018 English-language remakes, such as Ugly Betty, Jane the Virgin, and Queen of the South, have done well stateside, as have Spanish-language telenovelas aired on Telemundo or dished out on Netflix. Lexi Pandell, WIRED, "Meet Germán Garmendia, the Aggressively Normal YouTube Superstar Who Wants It All," 8 June 2018 That isn’t a call for a remake, which is apparently in the works for television by the BBC. Peter Hartlaub, San Francisco Chronicle, "‘The Birds,’ released in 1963, is the movie we need in 2018," 19 Feb. 2018 The remake of the cult Italian horror film stars Tilda Swinton, Dakota Johnson and Chloë Grace Moretz. Pamela Mcclintock, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Suspiria' Lands Fall Awards Release Date in Theaters," 14 May 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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evasion of direct action or statement

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