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[v. ree-meyk; n. ree-meyk] /v. riˈmeɪk; n. ˈriˌmeɪk/
verb (used with object), remade, remaking.
to make again or anew.
Movies. to film again, as a picture or screenplay.
Movies. a more recent version of an older film.
anything that has been remade, renovated, or rebuilt:
The tailor is offering a special price on remakes.
Origin of remake
1625-35; re- + make
Related forms
remaker, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for remake
  • Now the evangelicals remake them to fit their needs.
  • One of our biggest challenges is how to remake our suburbs, which tend to be generic.
  • He attends to every detail, and he has the funds to remake the capital to his liking.
  • He certainly benefited from the fact that he had twenty years to remake himself.
  • Presidents don't get to remake society from first principles.
  • In flywheels, as a matter of fact, a high-tech remake could pay off in spades.
  • In the case of language that has drifted into disfavor, banning it is a futile effort to remake history, and a dangerous one.
  • By then the right-wingers were gone, and the intellectuals chose to remake the emptiness rather than abide with the many.
  • In fact his first, urgent task is to remake finance.
  • Amid the ructions, both must stick to their mission to remake the state.
British Dictionary definitions for remake


noun (ˈriːˌmeɪk)
something that is made again, esp a new version of an old film
the act of making again or anew
verb (riːˈmeɪk) -makes, -making, -made
(transitive) to make again or anew
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Word Origin and History for remake

1630s, from re- "back, again" + make (v.). Related: Remade; remaking. As a noun, of movies, from 1936.

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