I'm looking for a short word that means "to create a new vision" for something.

Maybe the obvious is 'revision', but not sure if that word isn't obsolete... it feels a bit syrupy as a verb.

E.g., revision life or revision society, revision the plan, revision the economy.

What do you think of revision? Any suggestions of other words to cover that meaning?

Alternatively, I have been thinking about: reimagine, recapture, remake, rethink, recreate. But it doesn't cover the meaning that I'm looking for.

Thanks for your help :)


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    I've seen "re-vision" used in this sense. Gotta have the dash, though, or people will view you as being a revisionary.
    – Hot Licks
    Apr 29, 2020 at 2:07
  • Put another way, the word "revision" relates directly in meaning to the word "revise" and not to the word "vision"; the hyphen in "re-vision" prevents it from being "revision".
    – aschepler
    Apr 29, 2020 at 3:15

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To create a new vision for something is to reenvision it:

variants: or re-envision

transitive verb
: to envision (something) again especially in a different way

// As time wore on, it became easier to reenvision a potentially happy future for myself.
— Dese'Rae L. Stage
// Our library system has reenvisioned itself as a technology hub.
— Stephanie Rawlings-Blake
// The movie is a modern re-envisioning of a classic fairy-tale.


The word you're looking for is re-envision. Definition from lexico:

View or visualize (something) in a different way with the aim of improving or transforming it

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