restyle

verb re·style \ (ˌ)rē-ˈstī(-ə)l \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of restyle

restyled; restyling
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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