One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Change the appearance, structure, or character of.‘did the welfare state remold capitalism to give it a more human face?’
change, alteration, modification, variation, conversion, revision, amendment, metamorphosis, transfiguration, evolution, mutation, sea changeView synonyms
- ‘Such ‘revisions’ from those who seek to remould his music into something that suits their purposes better generally remain unchallenged.’
- ‘A plastics manufacturer from Bolton is remoulding operations with a move into furniture making.’
- ‘The desire for remoulding an institution to make it more egalitarian is not the same as destroying it.’
- ‘When he draws dividing lines, he is effectively remoulding the Labour Party - cutting out the parts he has opposed against in the past, emphasising the virtues of collectivism and the idea that public spending is, in itself, good.’
- ‘So with injuries and changes, it is likely that Scotland's pack will be significantly remoulded, with two changes in the front row, one in the second row and one in the back row.’
- ‘Augustan ideals may retroactively remold the character and ambition of such figures as the Trojan Aeneas, but it is difficult to find in the Roman attitude toward Greek culture anything comparable to the humanist ideal of romanitas.’
- ‘Inspired by his habit of talking to chimps, remoulding his face out of papier maché and wearing white socks when not playing tennis, the nickname was mainly affectionate.’
- ‘Graphic design criticism, however, is trying to expand and remold graphic design's self-awareness, with unfamiliar and hopefully some novel tools of our own, so of course it's in crisis.’
- ‘That dominance is being eroded as complementary medicine therapists use public pressure to remould outdated power structures into more pluralistic power sharing.’
- ‘While we may not be able to completely remould the world in one lifetime, we need to get the ball rolling.’
- ‘He takes them as they come, and remoulds them nearer to the heart's desire.’
- ‘So he invents a child of his own - a toddler called Ned - and remoulds himself as a 21st century single father.’
- ‘Government should therefore re-look at using sport as a means to remoulding the national image for not only developmental purposes but also discipline.’
- ‘They are similar in the second half, but even here the director has freely remoulded them.’
- ‘Words and actions of one-world architects make it clear that they intend to shatter freedom and then remold the world to their collectivist heart's desire.’
- ‘And he vehemently denied his face had been remoulded through plastic surgery - claiming he has undergone only two operations on his nose ‘to help me hit higher notes’.’
- ‘As the new American imperialism seeks to remould the Middle East in its own image so Howard rather more modestly plans to shake up the South Pacific.’
- ‘Despite anti-war claims that America is remoulding the world in its own image, US leaders seem uncomfortable with asserting their power on the world stage, or with launching a war in the name of any domestic American interest.’
- ‘By the age of six months, the cartilage is too hard to be remoulded and a surgical operation is required.’
- ‘A steady upsurge was brought about in the movement for remoulding people and a new change was produced in their mental and moral make-up.’
- 1.1British Put a new tread on (a worn tire).
A tire that has been given a new tread; a retread.
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