makeover

noun make·over \ ˈmāk-ˌō-vər \
Updated on: 5 Dec 2017

Definition of makeover

: an act or instance of making over
  • a makeover of the tax system
; especially : a changing of a person's appearance (as by the use of cosmetics or a different hairdo)

Examples of makeover in a Sentence

  1. The actress had a complete makeover to turn her into a glamorous star.

  2. They gave their advertising a total makeover to improve their corporate image.

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First Known Use of makeover

1925


make over

verb

Definition of make over

transitive verb
1 : to transfer the title of (property)
2 a : remake, remodel, redesign
  • made the whole house over
b : reform 1

Examples of make over in a Sentence

  1. the old factory was completely made over and is now an upscale shopping center

  2. made the deed over to his daughter

First Known Use of make over

1546


MAKEOVER Defined for English Language Learners

makeover

noun

Definition of makeover for English Language Learners

  • : the act or process of making changes to improve the appearance or effectiveness of someone or something



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