Definition of reinterpret in English:


Line breaks: re|inter¦pret
Pronunciation: /riːɪnˈtəːprɪt

verb (reinterprets, reinterpreting, reinterpreted)

[with object]
Interpret (something) in a new or different light: excavated market buildings have now more plausibly been reinterpreted as temples Picasso had simplified and reinterpreted the human form
More example sentences
  • Old information is reinterpreted and integrated in light of startling new evidence.
  • Throughout the day I have given him a series of ways in which he can reinterpret the experience differently to his initial assumptions.
  • Every artist, in the process, reinterprets the same symbols for a new generation; this is what I do in my books.



Pronunciation: /-ˈteɪʃ(ə)n/
More example sentences
  • Indeed, as Edmond argues in the catalogue and in his writings elsewhere, perception-altering substances were instrumental in ‘offering clues to possible reinterpretations of reality’.
  • A much respected figure, he created a powerhouse of new writing, forging a reputation for dynamic reinterpretations of classic texts.
  • Watching remakes or reinterpretations are great for discussing not only the changes, but the effectiveness of the changes.

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