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reinvent

verb [T] uk   /ˌriː.ɪnˈvent/ us  
to produce something new that is based on something that already exists: The story of Romeo and Juliet was reinvented as a Los Angeles gangster movie.reinvent yourself to change your job and/or the way you look and behave so that you seem very different: He's one of those sportsmen who reinvent themselves as TV presenters.
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