re·​mod·​el | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈmä-dᵊl How to pronounce remodel (audio) \
remodeled; remodeling; remodels

Definition of remodel

transitive verb

1 : to alter the structure of : remake
2 : to cause (living tissue) to undergo structural reorganization, alteration, or renewal Bones are constantly being remodeled. Cells called osteoclasts break them down and osteoblasts build them up.— Jane E. Brody

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Examples of remodel in a Sentence

We remodeled the kitchen last year. we completely remodeled the house right after we moved in

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All of the 114 guest rooms were refreshed with new art and soft furnishings, the Spa Botánico has been completely remodeled, and each of the resort dining spots have new concepts and menus. David Jefferys, Condé Nast Traveler, "Puerto Rico's Dorado Beach Is a Bit of Bali, Three Hours from Home," 12 Nov. 2018 The suite features a lovely bath that was remodeled just three years ago. James Alexander,, "Property of the Week: 4 Woodleigh Place, Simsbury," 7 Dec. 2017 While all six of the other quarterbacks taken in the first four rounds of the 2011 draft prepared for the ’15 season, Locker remodeled his grandmother’s home, then moved in. Greg Bishop,, "Why Jake Locker Walked Away From Football—and Why He Doesn’t Miss It," 18 Apr. 2018 Competitors such as McDonald’s , Starbucks and Panera moved faster to remodel their restaurants, adopt technologies including self-service kiosks and introduce menu items that emphasized fresh ingredients. Vipal Monga, WSJ, "It Shook the Food Business by Snagging Burger King, Kraft and Heinz. Now 3G Is Reeling.," 22 Feb. 2019 Aldi’s expansion plan comes amid a separate $1.6 billion plan to remodel 1,300 stores by 2020. Katherine Peralta, charlotteobserver, "Low-cost German grocer to open two more Charlotte-area stores," 11 July 2018 The city is also planning to spend about $1.35 million this year to remodel the bathrooms and locker room and upgrade the shooting range. Hillary Davis,, "Voters will be asked whether to approve borrowing for high-ticket items but there is only one project on the horizon," 30 June 2018 Following their forgettable 2017/18 Premier League campaign, Crystal Palace will be keen to remodel their squad ahead of the upcoming season with the prime objective being improving on last season's shaky form., "Crystal Palace Promise Their Number One Spot in Talks With Young Arsenal Goalkeeping Target," 29 May 2018 Earlier this month, Kroger also ditched plans to build a $20 million superstore in Fishers, instead opting to remodel a Kroger across the street. Andrew Clark, Indianapolis Star, "Noblesville Kroger first in Indiana to get scan-as-you-shop technology," 18 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of remodel

1789, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of remodel

: to change the structure, shape, or appearance of (something)


re·​mod·​el | \ ˌrē-ˈmä-dᵊl How to pronounce remodel (audio) \
remodeled or remodelled; remodeling or remodelling

Kids Definition of remodel

: to change the structure or appearance of The kitchen was remodeled.

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