Definition of restyle in US English:



[with object]
Pronunciation /riˈstaɪl//rēˈstīl/
  • 1Rearrange or remake in a new shape or layout.

    ‘Nick restyled Rebecca's hair’
    • ‘She was wearing her usual perfume, and had had her hair restyled.’
    • ‘Joann's customers were so fond of Kim's look in the film, they have even brought their pearls in to be restyled in that fashion.’
    • ‘You can customize it, replace your car's auto parts and restyle it according to your liking.’
    • ‘Bonderman and his team installed a new creative team that restyled Bally's product line and spiffed up stores with clean Scandinavian styling.’
    • ‘They have just spent a fortune restyling the restaurant and have done a very good job.’
    • ‘His hair was dry and restyled and his face looked a bit flushed.’
    • ‘It also means that milk containers should be restyled with a 360-degree recessed panel to hold the sleeve in place and reduce friction between labels during the distribution process, Speeney says.’
    • ‘Also, synthetic wigs are easier to care for, as you don't need to restyle them every time you wash them.’
    • ‘Back then, Detroit's enormous, chrome-laden cars were heavily restyled each and every year, ensuring that the driver of last year's model would be acutely aware that his near-new car was already out of date.’
    • ‘Replacing your grille and other exterior auto parts could be a perfect way to restyle and customize your vehicle and make it stand out from the rest of the cars on the road.’
    • ‘Abbey showered and instead of blow-drying her hair, which would be washed and dried and totally restyled by her hair assistant, she pulled it up into a messy bun.’
    • ‘They had scrounged clothes from one another and restyled their images to look more ‘Hollywood.’’
    • ‘Students at Putney High School spent last Tuesday sewing with recycling charity Traid and Recycle Western Riverside as they learnt how to restyle second-hand clothes into fashionable outfits.’
    • ‘There are restyled multi-reflector headlights and tail light clusters while mud flaps are integrated with the body.’
    • ‘He has recently been rediscovered by the European new-music set, and his works are now being restyled into nightclub classics.’
    • ‘Human hair wigs can be restyled using heating devices, such as curling irons.’
    • ‘These girls can find a specific outfit for any occasion, or restyle your entire wardrobe.’
    • ‘He can score at will, but have enough losses have piled up on him to make him see the need to restyle his game?’
    • ‘‘Hairdressing salons are no longer the place to go to have your hair restyled, you can chill out, get a massage or go in and talk to your stylist and offload all your problems,’ says the writer.’
    • ‘The rather plain shape has been restyled, a new range of engines has been introduced and a new manual shift function has been added to the auto transmission.’
    change, alter, modify, convert, metamorphose, transfigure, transmute, mutate
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  • 2Give a new designation to.

    with object and complement ‘the division has restyled the branch the Lovejoy Line’
    • ‘Until recently it has been embroiled in a dispute with the England and Wales institute that wanted to restyle itself as simply the Institute of Chartered Accountants.’
    • ‘It lies in a district, once dominated by garment-industry businesses, that is now being restyled as NoChe, or North Chelsea.’
    • ‘He quickly rectified that error by bowing to the conventions of hippiedom and restyled himself as Jeff Starship.’
    • ‘This renewed consumer focus would bring the ombudsmen nearer to the revised Citizen's Charter (now restyled as Service First).’


Pronunciation /ˈristaɪl//ˈrēstīl/
  • 1An instance of reshaping or rearranging something.

    • ‘The winner of our competition will receive a manicure with Gina herself, a mini facial with another member of the team and a hair conditioning treatment and restyle (subject to availability and valid for six months).’
    • ‘The baby of the Lexus range has been given a minor restyle recently, but it is hard to spot the differences.’
    • ‘However, the rapidly changing light-truck market meant a quick restyle and interior updating wouldn't last against a flood of competitors.’
    • ‘To match its youthful programme, Festival Director, Alex Greenwood, has been working with students at Cumbria Institute of the Arts to give the event's publicity a restyle.’
    1. 1.1 A new shape or arrangement.
      • ‘This Audi is also beginning to look a little long in the tooth - a restyle may be on the cards.’
      • ‘While the restyle of the saddle is a small step back for style, it is a noticeable improvement of performance.’
      • ‘Faster, safer, more economical and with a striking restyle, Subaru's new-look Impreza is now on sale, costing £19, 995 OTR for the WRX saloon.’
      • ‘To spot restyle, add mousse or gel and use electric rollers on a medium setting.’