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tr.v. re·cast, re·cast·ing, re·casts
1. To mold again: recast a bell.
2. To set down or present (ideas, for example) in a new or different arrangement: recast a sentence.
3. To change the cast of (a play or film, for example): After bad reviews, the director recast the play before the production moved to Broadway.
a. To reassign (an acting role) to a new actor: After the star performer broke an arm, the director decided to recast the lead.
b. To assign a new part to (an actor): The director recast a member of the chorus to a speaking role.
n. (rē′kăst′)
1. The act or process of recasting.
2. Something produced by recasting.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.recasting - changing a particular word or phrase
revising, rewriting - editing that involves writing something again
paraphrase, paraphrasis - rewording for the purpose of clarification
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