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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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Interrogative recasts allowed the instructor to offer corrective feedback to the students without interrupting the communicative flow.
The MF data show no indication that the interrogative recasts had their desired effect.
While the consequences of her feedback choices support past research that recasting results in less self correction by students than explicit forms of correction (Lyster and Ranta, 1997), this is true for salient recasts in FMF and MF forum, somewhat true for direct repetition and yes-recasts and likely untrue for interrogative recasts in FMF SCMC.
"The impact of classroom dynamics on effectiveness of Recasts in Second Language Acquisition." Language Learning, 53,2 (2003): 325-368.
Before the instructor published an interrogative recast to correct for verb choice and ask if it were a matter of not getting enough sleep Besazo published the correct verb-form and marked it with an asterisk for salience.
* Maintaining full-year revenue outlook of $4.5 to $4.6 billion, reflecting 6 percent growth at the midpoint versus recast 2018
* Maintaining full-year adjusted EBITDA outlook of $1.18 to $1.22 billion, reflecting 8 percent growth at the midpoint versus recast 2018
* Raising full-year adjusted earnings guidance to a range of $5.68 to $5.88 per diluted share, including the benefit of expected share repurchases in 2019 and reflecting 10 percent growth at the midpoint versus recast 2018
FMC Corporation (NYSE: FMC) today reported second quarter 2019 revenue of approximately $1.2 billion, an increase of 4.5 percent versus recast second quarter 2018, driven by strong growth in Brazil, India and EMEA.
Second quarter adjusted earnings were $1.66 per diluted share, an increase of 11 percent versus recast second quarter 2018, and 1 cent above the midpoint of guidance.1 The outperformance versus guidance was driven primarily by strong operating results and lower share count, offset partially by higher interest expense.
FMC is maintaining its guidance for full-year 2019 revenue in the range of $4.5 billion to $4.6 billion, an increase of 6 percent at the midpoint versus recast 2018.
Third quarter revenue is expected to be in the range of $960 million to $990 million, representing 6 percent growth at the midpoint compared to recast third quarter 2018.
Fourth quarter revenue is expected to be in the range of $1.15 billion to $1.2 billion, representing 7 percent growth at the midpoint compared to recast fourth quarter 2018.