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 The kitchen was remodeled with new retro-look appliances, quartz countertops, and a subway tile backsplash. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, "Peek Inside the Quaint Missouri Bungalow Where Ginger Rogers Was Born," 23 Apr. 2020 The pieces were ultimately remodeled for Kate, who wears them in a dangling design. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kate Middleton Wears Princess Diana's Sapphire Earrings During a Last-Minute Appearance," 7 Nov. 2019 The Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn., the nation’s largest shopping mall, has not one but two stores that have recently been remodeled and expanded. Washington Post, "Just about every store at the mall is struggling. Then there’s Bath & Body Works.," 13 Jan. 2020 Built in 2004, the half-floor penthouse was recently remodeled and designed by Darcy Bonner., "Near North condo with custom Valcucine kitchen: $4M," 11 Dec. 2019 The location at 7074 East Chase Parkway in the Shops of East Chase was recently remodeled. William Thornton |, al, "Montgomery Books-A-Million to hold grand reopening," 16 Oct. 2019 This recently remodeled home on more than half an acre has drought-tolerant landscaping as well as sweeping mountain views. Jack Flemming, Los Angeles Times, "What $200,000 buys right now in the valleys of San Bernardino County," 3 Oct. 2019 The kitchen, which was recently remodeled, is filled with stainless-steel appliances and pale-green cabinetry with a watercolor-like painting technique. Maria Pasquini,, "The Band Perry Siblings Are Selling Their Shared L.A. Home for $2.9 Million," 30 Sep. 2019 Set off of a private and gated street, the multilevel house was recently remodeled and features 5,100 square feet of contemporary living space. Jack Flemming,, "Hot Property: Rocker Pete Wentz readies to cut a tie in Encino," 6 July 2019

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First Known Use of remodel

1660, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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24 May 2020

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“Remodel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2020.

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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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