to support or enclose (a picture, photograph, etc) in a new or different frame
to change the plans or basic details of (a policy, idea, etc): reframe policy issues and problems
to look at, present, or think of (beliefs, ideas, relationships, etc) in a new or different way: reframe masculinity from this new perspective
to change the focus or perspective of (a view) through a lens
to say (something) in a different way: reframe the question
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How to use reframe in a sentence
It requires you to give yourself a kick in the butt and to use the strength of your mind to reframe the challenge and to not retreat to the comfortable.
For those who feel that way, I would like to reframe the issue.
So, every four years, we get a flood of maps reframing the results to emphasize the number of voters supporting each candidate, not the number of acres.Let’s get ahead of it: A map of the early 2020 results by population, not acreage | Philip Bump | November 5, 2020 | Washington Post
In other words, elections that are widely understood to be a rejection of the incumbent are often good for the challenger when it comes to the vote totals, but more challenging to reframe as a public endorsement of new ideas or policies.Is There A Chance The Winner In 2020 Will Be Able To Credibly Claim A Mandate? | Julia Azari | October 28, 2020 | FiveThirtyEight
The Sunrise Movement led the effort to reframe climate policy as a “Green New Deal” that would remake the economy and then make it boom, an effort that has led to some of the oddest exchanges of the combined three onstage hours so far.The Trailer: What went unsaid in Wednesday's vice-presidential debate | David Weigel | October 8, 2020 | Washington Post
You know, films are great when they reframe reality and cause conversations and dialogue.Susan Sarandon on Her Love Affair With David Bowie, Woody Allen’s Creepiness, and Psychedelics | Marlow Stern | July 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
And her response was an attempt to put Democrats on the defensive and reframe the “war on women.”The Bruce Braley-Joni Ernst Race Is Iowa’s Ugliest Senate Campaign Ever | Ben Jacobs | July 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
And pro-choice activists have repeatedly failed to reframe them as issues of discrimination against women.Ten Reasons Women Are Losing While Gays Keep Winning | Jay Michaelson | July 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
We need to reframe our policy debates around social values and political choice.
The Obama administration and Democrats are moving quickly to reframe the issue and move new policy.
In 1541 he was back at Geneva with an understood commission to reframe the religious and social life of the city.Switzerland | Frank Fox