re·​style | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈstī(-ə)l How to pronounce restyle (audio) \
restyled; restyling

Definition of restyle

transitive verb

1 : to change or restore the style of (something or someone) completely restyled the car's front end restyled his hair In her sixties, a youthful-looking [Ching] Hai has restyled herself as a blonde in patterned flowing gowns.— Candace Sutton
2 : to call or designate (someone or something) by a new or different name … his clever heroine, who grew up in Brooklyn as "Katya," restyles herself in 1930s Manhattan as … "Katey,"…— Liesl Schillinger … those doctor-scientists who were still called "alienists," eventually to be restyled as clinical psychiatrists.— Simon Winchester

First Known Use of restyle

1841, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Restyle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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