makeover

noun
make·​over | \ ˈmāk-ˌō-vər How to pronounce makeover (audio) \
plural makeovers

Definition of makeover

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: 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 hairstyle) The contest winner gets a professional makeover and photoshoot.

make over

verb
made over; making over; makes over

Definition of make over (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

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

Examples of makeover in a Sentence

Noun The actress had a complete makeover to turn her into a glamorous star. They gave their advertising a total makeover to improve their corporate image. Verb the old factory was completely made over and is now an upscale shopping center made the deed over to his daughter
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Lily Collins' Emily in Paris character seemingly got an unwelcome makeover from a street artist over the weekend. Olivia Jakiel, PEOPLE.com, 3 Jan. 2022 As the Cubs prepared to open a road series in Washington, the clubhouse got a major makeover during the final hours of the trade deadline. Chicago Tribune Staff, chicagotribune.com, 23 Dec. 2021 The bulbous couch, designed by Mario Bellini in 1979, just got a modern makeover. Elise Taylor, Vogue, 2 Dec. 2021 Greubel Forsey’s original Balancier S timepiece just got a makeover. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 23 Nov. 2021 Monday just got a cheery makeover because Oprah's Favorite Things of 2021 have officially dropped. Braelyn Wood, Health.com, 1 Nov. 2021 The pumpkins also got a little makeover, with some sporting goofy expressions. Danielle Wiener-bronner, CNN, 5 Oct. 2021 Under legislation passed by Congress in 2020, some of America's most spectacular natural settings and historical icons, from the monuments of the East Coast to the Grand Canyon and Yosemite in the West, are getting a makeover. Rebecca Reynolds, USA TODAY, 10 Dec. 2021 Under legislation passed by Congress in 2020, some of America's most spectacular natural settings and historical icons, from the monuments of the East Coast to the Grand Canyon and Yosemite in the West, are getting a makeover. Rebecca Reynolds, ajc, 10 Dec. 2021

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First Known Use of makeover

Noun

1888, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1546, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of makeover was in 1546

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20 Jan 2022

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“Makeover.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/makeover. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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makeover

noun

English Language Learners Definition of makeover

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

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