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recast

[verb ree-kast, -kahst; noun ree-kast, -kahst]
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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.
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noun
  1. a recasting.
  2. a new form produced by recasting.
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Origin of recast

First recorded in 1890–95; re- + cast
Related formsre·cast·er, noun
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recast

verb -casts, -casting or -cast (tr)
  1. (often foll by as) to give (someone or something) a new role, function, or characterrecast 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 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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