recast

recast
[[t]ri͟ːkɑ͟ːst, -kæ̱st[/t]]
recasts, recasting
(The form recast is used in the present tense and is the past tense and past participle.)
1) VERB If you recast something, you change it by organizing it in a different way.

[V n] The shake-up aims to recast IBM as a federation of flexible and competing subsidiaries.

Derived words:
recasting N-SING N of n

...the recasting of the political map of Europe.

2) VERB To recast an actor's role means to give the role to another actor.

[V n] Stoppard had to recast four of the principal roles.


English dictionary. 2008.

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