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[verb ree-meyk; noun ree-meyk] /verb riˈmeɪk; noun 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
First recorded in 1625-35; re- + make1
Related forms
remaker, noun Unabridged
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  • With such a backing, he could coerce ministries at will, and remake the politics of England.

    The Market-Place Harold Frederic
  • He wouldn't be able to remake that bankroll every time if he wasn't.

    The Ultimate Weapon John Wood Campbell
  • As well ask him to remake his own face or to reconstruct his legs.

    Armorel of Lyonesse Walter Besant
  • Evolution has made them what they are, and evolution will remake them.

    Flowers of Freethought George W. Foote
  • Wind the thread on a reel and keep for the repairing of this cloth, then remake the hem.

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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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