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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Instead, remodeling to refresh stores or accommodate new online operations was the big focus in the race for a slice of the $17 billion-plus grocery business in North Texas. Maria Halkias, Dallas News, "Walmart and Central Market post big gains while Whole Foods’ market share drops," 11 Aug. 2019 Built in the 1950s and remodeled by designer Jamie Bush, the single-story home sits on a flat half-acre lot with a swimming pool, retro pavilion, gardens and lots of grass. Los Angeles Times, "Hot Property Newsletter: Properties with serious air," 10 Aug. 2019 The ceiling at the newly remodeled and rebranded ice rink called the L.A. Kings Ice at Pickwick Gardens has brand-new insulation that keeps the cold in and the heat out.(Raul Roa/Burbank Leader) There’s a noticeable pep in Ron Stavert’s step lately. Anthony Clark Carpio, Burbank Leader, "Renovated Pickwick ice rink is ready for puck drop," 9 Aug. 2019 Mazzucato’s plan that would remodel capitalism relies, in some ways, on making old ideas new again, inspired by the theories of long-dead economists like Adam Smith and David Ricardo. Eshe Nelson, Quartz, "One of the world’s most influential economists is on a mission to save capitalism from itself," 22 July 2019 But on a recent day, that happened for the Kentucky non-profit that builds and remodels homes to give people a safe place to live. Perri Ormont Blumberg, Southern Living, "Chris and Morgane Stapleton Make Surprise $10,000 Donation to Lexington Habitat for Humanity," 3 July 2019 Instead, many of the candidates spoke about topics such as the need for green energy investment and remodeled manufacturing. Renae Reints, Fortune, "What the 2020 Democratic Candidates Didn’t Say During the First Debate," 27 June 2019 The focus on the center of the home in countless HGTV shows gave the impression that Americans remodeled with nothing but granite, stainless steel and hard-surface floors. Matthew Townsend / Bloomberg, Time, "'Big Carpet' Is Betting This New Floor Covering Will Get Americans to End Their Love of Hardwood," 6 June 2019 The restaurant group had announced The Kitchen would move to 10th and Broadway in 2015, but ultimately opened a third Selland’s Market-Cafe in that remodeled office park two years later. Benjy Egel, sacbee, "The Kitchen becomes Sacramento’s first and only Michelin-starred restaurant," 3 June 2019

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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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