rebuild

verb
re·​build | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈbild How to pronounce rebuild (audio) \
rebuilt\ (ˌ)rē-​ˈbilt How to pronounce rebuilt (audio) \; 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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Following the Great Exhibition, the structure was dismantled and rebuilt in south east London, where it was reopened in June of 1854 as a popular attraction. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "The True Story of Prince Albert's Great Exhibition," 4 Mar. 2019 Coming out of 2017 and heading into 2018, McConnell and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer both talked up the possibility of some kind of bipartisan compromise on a plan to rebuild road and bridges. Dylan Scott, Vox, "Republicans will hold on to their Senate majority," 7 Nov. 2018 Auralís Herrero Lugo moved to Puerto Rico from New York City in January with a plan to rebuild the island’s ailing fashion industry. Frances Solá-santiago, Glamour, "This Female-Founded Start-up Wants to Rebuild Puerto Rico's Fashion Industry," 16 Aug. 2018 Due to the recent devastating floods in Old Ellicott City, proceeds from the upcoming Woodstock County Music Fest will be split between Baltimore’s homeless community and the efforts to rebuild Old Ellicott City. Kerry Plummer, Howard County Times, "Woodstock music festival now to aid Ellicott City [Marriottsville/Sykesville/Woodstock]," 21 June 2018 All proceeds from this album will be donated toward long-term recovery efforts to rebuild the islands. Madison Roberts, PEOPLE.com, "Kenny Chesney Will Donate All Proceeds from His New Album to Virgin Island Relief Fund," 15 June 2018 Best economy in decades, lowest unemployment numbers for Blacks and Hispanics EVER (& women in 18years), rebuilding our Military and so much more. Marcus Hayes, Philly.com, "Trump dumps Eagles because, to him, size matters | Marcus Hayes," 4 June 2018 Best economy in decades, lowest unemployment numbers for Blacks and Hispanics EVER (& women in 18years), rebuilding our Military and so much more. Bill Goodykoontz, azcentral, "A year after 'covfefe': Twitter is Trump's greatest tool," 30 May 2018 And he's focused on rebuilding our military, the economy. Kathryn Watson, CBS News, "Trump responds to 'Roseanne' cancellation for first time," 30 May 2018

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First Known Use of rebuild

1537, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1a

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The first known use of rebuild was in 1537

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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 How to pronounce rebuild (audio) \
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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