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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The new store on N. Central Expresswa, north of Park Lane, is being remodeled to house both brands, according to city building permits. Maria Halkias, Dallas News, "Retail Therapy: Smaller Kohl's coming to Dallas, Pottery Barn Outlet opens in Arlington and more," 28 June 2019 The middle bathroom has been remodeled with a granite counter/shower enclosure, and a heated floor and towel rack. Bang Staff And Correspondents, The Mercury News, "Sponsored: Coming soon: Garden Isle townhome," 26 June 2019 Desmond also has a satellite office in Vista that is being also being remodeled. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Supervisor budgets $240,000 for office furniture, remodeling," 21 June 2019 The three-story building, 817-819 N. Marshall St., would be remodeled into the 15-room Historic Koeffler Inn. Tom Daykin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Conversion of historic downtown Milwaukee home to boutique hotel seeks $750,000 MEDC loan," 18 June 2019 It was fully remodeled in 2015 by its present owner, a fan of Wright’s design style., "The Wright touch: $5 million home inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright | PHOTOS," 6 June 2019 The former Taste of Love Bakery on Dodd Road and Annapolis Street has been remodeled and transformed into El Cubano, the bricks-and-mortar version of a food trailer and catering service. Jess Fleming, Twin Cities, "Cuban and Dominican restaurant coming to West St. Paul," 4 June 2019 Located in Fernwood, Idaho, Crystal Peak Lookout was remodeled pretty recently—in 2018, to be exact. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "This Treehouse Airbnb Comes With Its Own Sauna for $200 a Night," 22 May 2019 The historic Balboa Theatre, newly remodeled, becomes Mainly Mozart Festival’s permanent summer home. Beth Wood,, "Mainly Mozart kicks off 2018 festival as it celebrates its 30th anniversary," 27 May 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 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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an act or instance of editing or removing

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