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[ verb ree-kast, -kahst; noun ree-kast, -kahst ]

verb (used with object)

, re·cast, re·cast·ing.
  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.


  1. a recasting.
  2. a new form produced by recasting.


/ riːˈkɑːst /


  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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Other Words From

  • re·caster noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of recast1

First recorded in 1890–95; re- + cast

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Example Sentences

A group of New York chefs show The Daily Beast how to enliven, or wholly recast, holiday table staples.

McEwan novels often have formally dazzling conclusions that recast the meaning of the preceding story.

Above all, universities are instructed to look for “opportunity for negotiation” and “opportunity to recast the questions.”

The second point of debate goes to whether all artists borrow and recast and appropriate.

But they can recast the contours of the contest; they can meet voters where they already are.

During the last century these were recast, and addition made to the peal, which now consists of twelve.

I have the first six or seven chapters of St. Ives to recast entirely.

It is an old native element recast in Roman form, and well illustrates the Roman principle of local government by devolution.

She finally succeeded in her St. Michael, though not till it had been recast seven times.

In many instances, the application of these principles will require the rudiments of early Greek history to be recast.