Definition of refashion in US English:



[with object]
  • Fashion (something) again or differently.

    • ‘Since then, he's refashioned the constitution and the government to keep himself in power.’
    • ‘We train young people in the area - for instance, to refashion old timber - and have created 100 jobs in a poor rural area.’
    • ‘They transform social meaning, refashioning the concept of hacking into one that is imbued with negative content.’
    • ‘These tiny blue-green algae refashioned their world by excreting oxygen while using hydrogen from water.’
    • ‘Plans are afoot to refashion the uniform in a bid to make the movement founded by Lord Baden-Powell more appealing to teenagers in the cyber-age.’
    • ‘By this phrase, I mean an environment in which inhabitants had the opportunity to fashion and refashion their identities, along with the choice of whether to transgress or abide by cultural boundaries.’
    • ‘They can fashion and refashion their identities, and through much of their lives that is just what they do.’
    • ‘It is also a history of change and decay, of accepting some components of an incoming civilisation and rejecting others and refashioning them in a new and familiar guise.’
    • ‘A three-sided range of low buildings might have suited the work needs of Victorian agricultural labourers down to the ground, but there are some design challenges in order to refashion such steadings into successful homes.’
    • ‘But it is hard not to ponder whether more intelligent constitutional reform could have refashioned the assembly in a useful way, rather than simply abolishing it.’
    • ‘This year, however, we have a golden opportunity to refashion the way politics work: The National Assembly elections in April.’
    • ‘Oil companies, car companies, CNN, Coca-Cola, MacDonald's, Microsoft, and IBM are refashioning the global economy.’
    • ‘Nevertheless, the city council is putting the finishing touches to an £11.5m blueprint that will refashion the city centre and kick-start a massive property boom in the northeast.’
    • ‘One possibility would be to suggest ways to refashion the treaty to improve it, rather than to abandon it altogether.’
    • ‘Another set of approaches for enhancing resource productivity attempts to refashion production processes.’
    • ‘The Canadians of today, offspring of immigrants who built the Canadian Pacific Railway, have nonetheless refashioned this motto by blending the roots of their past with the nation of their future.’
    • ‘Construction crews bustled about and the front door through which Hayes and Gilbert led me revealed an old entry hall being refashioned into a suave, modern lobby.’
    • ‘The challenge lies ahead in how to refashion our tools and reformulate our strategies to capture the opportunities and to make more of a difference.’
    • ‘In my vain yearning to refashion my self in the model of Nigella, I would be wise to consider several basic truths.’
    • ‘No matter how many fads they run through, no matter how many items they purchase in order to refashion their identity, they can never completely escape the political tragedy of the recent past.’
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