re·​mod·​el | \(ˌ)rē-ˈmä-dᵊl \
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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Rippe said that the space really needs to be remodeled, from new windows to a completely new look. Polly Campbell,, "Celestial closing, to become event center," 9 July 2018 The new store is one of more than 1,300 nationwide scheduled to be remodeled and expanded by 2020 as part of a $1.6 billion plan. Bob Bong, Daily Southtown, "Comings & Goings: Restaurant backed by KISS rockers coming to Oak Lawn," 5 June 2018 Rioux said the clubhouse will be remodeled, and two holes would be relocated to make way for housing. Chris Sikich, Indianapolis Star, "'It smells.' Councilman decries deal made in private to develop homes at Westfield golf course," 9 Jan. 2018 In the gentrifying Heights, old Craftsman and Victorian homes are being remodeled, large homes are going up on small lots, and new and rebuilt restaurants, stores and coffee shops are opening. Nancy Keates, WSJ, "How Harvey Transformed House-Hunting in Houston," 24 Oct. 2018 Everything from churches to movie theaters to a hospital power plant have been remodeled for climbers. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "The ascent of climbing gyms, and battle for post-industrial real estate," 25 July 2018 The building has been unused since it was remodeled more than four years ago. Bob Bong, Daily Southtown, "Comings & Goings: ‘Top Chef’ concession stand opens at Toyota Park," 10 July 2018 Of these, over 31 percent were noted as updated and over 17 percent had been remodeled. Anchorage Daily News, "The age of your house isn’t just about the year it was built. Here’s why that’s important when you’re selling.," 22 June 2018 Around the World Market, right next to the Old Hickory House site, which is being remodeled for a steakhouse called Prime at 6538. Kathleen Purvis, charlotteobserver, "What are the best stops for food along Charlotte’s new light rail extension? | Charlotte Observer," 15 Mar. 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 \
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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