rebuild

verb
re·​build | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈbild \
rebuilt\ (ˌ)rē-​ˈbilt \; rebuilding

Definition of rebuild 

transitive verb

1a : to make extensive repairs to : reconstruct rebuild a war-torn city
b : to restore to a previous state rebuild inventories
2 : to make extensive changes in : remodel rebuild society

intransitive verb

: to build again planned to rebuild after the fire

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Choose the Right Synonym for rebuild

mend, repair, patch, rebuild mean to put into good order something that is injured, damaged, or defective. mend implies making whole or sound something broken, torn, or injured. mended the torn dress repair applies to the fixing of more extensive damage or dilapidation. repaired the back steps patch implies an often temporary fixing of a hole or break with new material. patch worn jeans rebuild suggests making like new without completely replacing. a rebuilt automobile engine

Examples of rebuild in a Sentence

He rebuilt his house after it was destroyed by a fire. They tried to rebuild after the earthquake. The new owner plans to rebuild the franchise. The team is rebuilding after losing most of its top players.
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The goal was to inspire a scared fox to come out of hiding by rebuilding his home. Nick Statt, The Verge, "VR storybook game Luna is even more mesmerizing on Magic Leap’s headset," 18 Dec. 2018 Eventually, the 13 bus routes from Burien and West Seattle on Highway 99 will shift in 2020 to permanent bus lanes on surface Alaskan Way from the stadiums until Columbia Street, which is being rebuilt to provide two-way bus access into downtown. Mike Lindblom, The Seattle Times, "What will the Highway 99 tunnel opening mean for bus routes, detours and tsunamis? We answer those questions and more," 12 Dec. 2018 The pieces were made by craftspeople of the Turquoise Mountain Foundation, a non-profit that trains over 5,000 people in traditional arts and rebuilds community buildings in the old city of Kabul. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle's Jewelry at the British Fashion Awards Was a Sneaky Tribute to Prince Charles," 11 Dec. 2018 Although the Kryo GPU, Adreno GPU, and Hexagon DSP are all capable of running the complex math libraries that power AI, Qualcomm executives said that the Hexagon 690 has been literally rebuilt for AI. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Meet Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855: AI boosts, a smarter camera, mobile gaming—and bye-bye, JPEG," 5 Dec. 2018 In 1904, the whole city burned down, and the town was completely rebuilt in a hodge-podge, colorful art nouveau style. Matt Hranek, Condé Nast Traveler, "How to Visit Norway, According To Two Design Insiders," 3 Dec. 2018 The synagogue has been rebuilt many times; the current structure dates from the 19th century. Leslie Camhi, ELLE Decor, "Inside the World's Most Beautiful Synagogues," 5 Nov. 2018 Facebook certainly has a long way to go in rebuilding trust with its users, with its workers, and with investors. Emily Stewart, Vox, "Facebook will meet with one of the groups it targeted with Soros opposition research," 27 Nov. 2018 Nuclear Carrot’ Corvette Jeni Yeakel-Swanson learned from her father how to race and rebuild a 1964 Chevrolet Corvette. A.j. Baime, WSJ, "A Hot Wheels Fan Lives His Dream," 27 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of rebuild

1537, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1a

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rebuild

verb

English Language Learners Definition of rebuild

: to build (something) again after it has been damaged or destroyed

: to make important improvements or changes in (something)

rebuild

verb
re·​build | \ ˌrē-ˈbild \
rebuilt\ -​ˈbilt \; rebuilding

Kids Definition of rebuild

1 : to make important repairs to or changes in I'm rebuilding an old house.
2 : to construct again

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