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

transitive verb

: 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
: 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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web But the couple focused on restyling the rooms and making the property habitable again. Silvia Marchetti, CNN, 9 May 2023 Drag queen Jaymes Mansfield, who appeared on the ninth season of the show, restyled the Build-A-Bear's hair, as did season 12 contestant Gigi Goode. Drag —which traditionally features men dresed as women who perform singing, dancing and comedy acts— has become a polarizing issue in the U.S. Caitlin O'kane, CBS News, 6 Apr. 2023 The treatment room has been restyled with Dior’s signature burgundy toile de Jouy motif. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 5 Apr. 2023 Hyundai is restyling the Sonata mid-size sedan with a new look that falls in line with other recent redesigns such as the Kona crossover, the Staria van, and the Grandeur sedan. Joey Capparella, Car and Driver, 26 Mar. 2023 Every article of clothing worn by the boys would be singled out, documented, critiqued, and restyled by countless lovestruck teenagers on blogs and fan accounts alike. Meg Donohue, ELLE, 22 Mar. 2023 So far, the only parts of San Severino di Centola that have been restyled, with public funds, are the imposing castle, the path leading up to it, and the little piazza, where painting exhibitions, poetry labs, concerts and real-life nativity scenes are staged at Christmas. Silvia Marchetti, CNN, 20 Mar. 2023 Following the show, the brand ambassador restyled the bodysuit with a longer version of the first Gucci jacket and a pair of red leather straight-leg pants. Emily Tannenbaum, Glamour, 25 Feb. 2023 Among them was Caroline Kaplan, a local artist who creates inclusive art and greeting cards that restyle traditional fantasy characters with a dose of pride. Jake H. Dressler, Hartford Courant, 11 Sep. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1841, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of restyle was in 1841

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“Restyle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jun. 2023.

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