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

transitive verb

: to alter the structure of : remake
: 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

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 5,000-square-foot main residence has a shingle-style exterior and was originally designed by Neoclassic architect Eric Gugler, who remodeled the West Wing of the White House for President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Emma Reynolds, Forbes, 13 Nov. 2023 Space appeared to remodel Scott Kelly in subtle but perhaps significant ways. Kim Tingley, New York Times, 12 Nov. 2023 Do your whole bathroom at once Given the substantial cost to remodel a bathroom, you may be tempted to replace just the vanity or renovate your shower rather than tackle the whole room. Michele Lerner,, 6 Nov. 2023 However, the kitchen and bathroom interiors have been remodeled and the guest house has since merged with the main house, the Post reported. Lizzy Rosenberg, Peoplemag, 12 Oct. 2023 Seven stores in Arkansas were remodeled this year, including one in Bentonville, Walmart spokesman Josh Havens said. Serenah McKay, Arkansas Online, 1 Nov. 2023 In addition to courtesy, executives remodeled their customer service offices where customers went to sign up for service, pay their bills, and complain about charges. TIME, 24 Oct. 2023 The couple subsequently remodeled the place into a retreat/showroom, before selling it to the current owners for $363,500 in 2020. Wendy Bowman, Robb Report, 24 Oct. 2023 The Kelly Nissan dealership in Oak Lawn is remodeling its showroom knowing that it can be partially funded with sales tax dollars. Kimberly Fornek, Chicago Tribune, 15 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1660, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of remodel was in 1660

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“Remodel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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re·​mod·​el (ˈ)rē-ˈmäd-ᵊl How to pronounce remodel (audio)
: to change the structure of

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