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recast in (something)

1. To rework, redevelop, or redesign something to sound, appear, or come across in a different and particular way. You should recast your application in a way that focuses what you achieved in your previous job. If I were you, I'd recast this section in a more neutral tone, because at the moment it comes across like you are favoring one argument over the other.
2. To display, portray, or reimagine someone or oneself in a different and particular way. The biography omits or glosses over the more troublesome aspects of the artist's career to recast him in a more positive, magnanimous light. The former comedian and musician has begun to recast herself in the role of a more serious-minded intellectual and activist in recent years.
3. To assign a new role to an actor in a different film, play, or television show. After impressing the director with some of her ad lib between shoots, they decided to recast the actor in a more prominent role in the second half of the film. He actually had a cameo in the first film, so it was a little weird when they recast him in a completely role for the sequel.
4. To assign the same role to an actor who played the part in a previous play, film, television episode or series, etc. Reports have confirmed that they are recasting the popular actor in the second season of the hit new show. She announced that she has been recast for the sequel, but shared no further information about when the new film might start production.
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recast something in something

to rebuild or redevelop something in a different form. She recast the sentence in the negative, hoping to make it less blunt. I will recast my request in different language.
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Thus the data seem to support past research that recasting results in less student correction.
Direct repetition recasts and yes-recasts were consistent with past research that recasting leads to less student correction than more explicit forms of correction for the MF group.
Unlike the other recasting strategies, interrogative recasts clearly solicited a response in the FMF group.
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Watkins presents an interesting review of the topos of female abandonment in writers following from Virgil, from Ovid's oppositional recasting of the Dido story, through Augustine's rejection of the Aeneid, the positive moral allegorizations of Fulgentius and Bernard Silvestris, to Dante and Chaucer, and finally Ariosto and Tasso.
The recasting included removal of the brick course directly above the spandrels, facilitating the installation of new flashing to alleviate water penetration of the spandrel through the cavity wall.
The recasting process presented such a permanent solution that both the contractor, Richardson Lucas, and material supplier, Fosroc, guaranteed all materials and labor for ten years, an extraordinary guarantee in the concrete repair industry.
At first the gesture comes off as a humorous attempt to turn the male-dominated world of painting around: a commentary on the medium itself--a recasting of the often camp work of a gay artist into a post-Modern, feminist, queer-theoried, wry bit-o'-revenge.
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Tenders Are Invited for Recasting of the digital portal of the MEL.
Tenders are invited for Recasting of damaged civil foundation of conveyor nc 1a & nc 1b take up guide columns, casting of civil foundations for maintenance room at ds pumps in coal yard of chp2x210mw, damaged civil foundation casting of pinion assembly in haul side of wt#1, repairing of vibro feeders damaged civil structure in wagon tippler hoppers of wagon tippler #3&4, recasting of damaged civil foundation of conveyor rbc#1a&b take up guide columns, recasting of damaged civil wall of wt#4, and recasting of damaged civil posts of conv.ryc and other allied civil work in (chp2x210mw), ptpp, parichha
The ECOFIN Council confirmed today the political agreement reached on 17 December 2013 between the European Parliament and EU member states on a draft directive recasting rules on Deposit Guarantee Schemes (DGS).
Shipbuilding company ABG Shipyard Ltd is in the process of recasting its long-term debt that forms the bigger chunk of its entire debt kitty.