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
Recent Examples on the Web In 1975, Mo’s had been closed for six months as crews worked to remodel the Bayfront building. oregonlive, "Mo’s Seafood and Chowder holds on to celebrate 75th anniversary on the Oregon coast," 30 Apr. 2021 Burnett will soon remodel the exterior, removing what’s left of the Hard Rock Cafe with its decorative purple bricks. Alex Demarban, Anchorage Daily News, "Anchorage’s second Bear Paw restaurant will replace the previously boarded-up Hard Rock Cafe downtown," 19 Mar. 2021 Williams used the downtime as an opportunity to remodel the 1,800-square-foot space and beef up its online presence. Ryan Ori,, "There are more than 221,000 PPP stories in Illinois. Some small businesses got millions. Some got $73.," 4 Dec. 2020 In 2000, an Arizona investment firm purchased the building, proposing to demolish the lower three floors, remodel the existing store and make space for other retail businesses. Los Angeles Times, "After almost a century, landmark Sears store in Boyle Heights will soon close," 3 Apr. 2021 The couple is currently raising money to help remodel his bathroom to accommodate his wheelchair. Amanda Jackson, CNN, "A year ago, this frontline worker was fighting for his life. Now he's walking for the first time since Covid-19," 30 Mar. 2021 In its new program, Target will speed up small-store opening to between 30 and 40 a year from 29 such locations last year, giving it more exposure to city dwellers, and remodel at least 200 stores a year starting next year. Phil Wahba, Fortune, "Target to pump $4 billion a year into building on its momentum," 2 Mar. 2021 Allen Griffin, president of Gryphon Builders and Jeff Hunt, owner of Jeff Hunt Construction are pooling their vendor and supplier contacts along with several other council members to remodel a restroom in the lobby area of the Center. Chron, "HomeAid partners with two builders for shelter renovation," 3 Apr. 2021 Maniilaq is already working on a capital funding request to remodel their hospital to create Crisis Now beds. Anchorage Daily News, "How behavioral health leaders are scaling crisis response for every corner of Alaska," 18 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of remodel

1660, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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5 May 2021

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“Remodel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 May. 2021.

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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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