re·​size (ˌ)rē-ˈsīz How to pronounce resize (audio)
resized; resizing

transitive verb

: to make (something) a different size
took her ring to be resized
spent the morning resizing images for the website

Examples of resize in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There’s also an option to buy a set of hangers on a custom rod that can be resized to fit a variety of spaces. WIRED, 18 Nov. 2023 Another crucial tidbit to keep in mind: If the ring is from one of the major jewelry houses—like Cartier, Harry Winston, or Graff—make sure that resizing it doesn’t disrupt the signature. Kristi Kellogg, Vogue, 19 Oct. 2023 That’s on top of a host of interesting new photo editing capabilities such as Magic Grab, which allows users to select and separate the subject of a photo and make it into an editable element that can be individually edited, repositioned, or resized. Sage Lazzaro, Fortune, 10 Oct. 2023 Similar benefits are noticeable when opening apps and moving or resizing windows. IEEE Spectrum, 22 Sep. 2023 Moreover, users will be able to resize app windows. Chris Smith, BGR, 3 June 2022 It’s recommended to resize the window to fill the screen corners instead. Wes Davis, The Verge, 2 Sep. 2023 Similarly, while there have been attempts to develop imperceptible watermarks in the past, the DeepMind researchers claim that simple manipulations like resizing the image can be enough to remove them. Harry Guinness, Popular Science, 30 Aug. 2023 Customizable settings allow readers to resize text, save your favorites, read in night mode, create playlists, and more. Download the app from the iTunes store or the Google Play store, and sign in using the same email and password as on Foreign Affairs, 22 May 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1827, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of resize was in 1827

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“Resize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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