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recast

[v. ree-kast, -kahst; n. ree-kast, -kahst] /v. riˈkæst, -ˈkɑst; n. ˈriˌkæst, -ˌkɑst/
verb (used with object), recast, recasting.
1.
to cast again or anew.
2.
to form, fashion, or arrange again.
3.
to remodel or reconstruct (a literary work, document, sentence, etc.).
4.
to supply (a theater or opera work) with a new cast.
noun
5.
a recasting.
6.
a new form produced by recasting.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; re- + cast
Related forms
recaster, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for re cast

recast

/riːˈkɑːst/
verb (transitive) -casts, -casting, -cast
1.
(often foll by as) to give (someone or something) a new role, function, or character: recast themselves as moderate and kind
2.
(often foll by as) to cast (an actor or actress) again or in a different part
3.
to cast new actors or actresses for a production of (a play, film, etc)
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Word Origin and History for re cast

recast

v.

c.1600, from re- + cast (v.). Of literary works and other writing, from 1790. Theater sense is from 1951.

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