restyle

verb

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

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

Examples of restyle in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The island was the focus of the Emirate restyling itself for tourism, and its facilities now play secondary host to another image makeover as a technology hub. Hazel Southwell, Ars Technica, 31 May 2024 The cabins on the train (like the Pullman cabin, pictured above) have been restyled with rich velvets, Thai silks, and vintage touches like brass lamps and fine marquetry. Arati Menon, Condé Nast Traveler, 25 May 2024 Design: As Elegant as Ever Mercedes-Benz has restyled the entire GLE SUV lineup for the 2024 model year. PCMAG, 30 May 2024 Our tester was able to restyle her hair throughout the day with this product, refreshing her curls with ease thanks to the hairspray’s hold. Genevieve Cepeda, Peoplemag, 21 May 2024 The couple has set up a flourishing business buying properties, restyling and reselling them, ready-to-occupy, helping foreign buyers every step of the way. Cnn.com Wire Service, The Mercury News, 20 May 2024 The town hall recently funded the makeover of the external façades of some ancient palazzos, prompting several locals to entirely restyle their old family homes and put them to use after decades of neglect. Cnn.com Wire Service, The Mercury News, 29 Mar. 2024 Arguably, no other snake, lizard, or turtle has been so sweepingly restyled by human effort. Rebecca Giggs, The New Yorker, 19 Feb. 2024 All the way back in 1959, Carroll Shelby, Jim Hall, and Gary Laughlin had three bare C1 chassis sent to Scaglietti so they could be restyled as Italian coupés. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 6 Nov. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1841, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of restyle was in 1841

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“Restyle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/restyle. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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