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Definition of "recast" []

  • To mold again: recast a bell. (verb-transitive)
  • To set down or present (ideas, for example) in a new or different arrangement: recast a sentence. (verb-transitive)
  • To change the cast of (a theatrical production). (verb-transitive)
  • The act or process of recasting. (noun)
  • Something produced by recasting. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "recast" in a sentence
  • "Wynn by name and winner by nature, Steve Wynn has time and time again recast the rules in this perennial boomtown."
  • "Granted, I'm using the word recast loosely here, but"
  • ""In his latest memoir he shares that he'd like to" recast "the welfare net that FDR and LBJ cast while rolling back what he derisively calls the" winner-take-all "market economy that Ronald Reagan reignited (with record gains in living standards for all).""