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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Customers remodeling older homes who want to stay true to the era can pick from a selection of vintage glass door knobs. Mike Nolan, Daily Southtown, "Nailing a sale? Owner of historic hardware store seeks buyer who will keep business running," 11 June 2018 Pacific Square is proposing to remodel and redesign the Yorkshire Shopping Center, located on the north side of East New York Street and just west of Route 59, into the Pacific Square Asian Shopping Center. Suzanne Baker, Aurora Beacon-News, "D204 board hears plans for huge Asian shopping center off Route 59, New York Street," 6 Feb. 2018 Presented by Kentucky’s largest energy company, Homearama will draw visitors interested in finding their dream homes, building a new home, or looking for inspiring décor and remodeling ideas. For Lg&e Ku, The Courier-Journal, "Be Ready for Big Wows and Amazing Innovations at this Year’s Homearama," 10 July 2018 Low cost grocers such as Lidl are opening new stores, is cutting prices after buying Whole Foods Market in 2017 and chains such as Food Lion and Aldi are remodeling stores. Katherine Peralta, charlotteobserver, "Longtime Carolinas grocer 'fit for growth' after emerging from bankruptcy," 31 May 2018 Target Two years ago, Target was struggling to keep up with competitors such as Inc. and Walmart, which had remodeled stores and lowered prices. Khadeeja Safdar, WSJ, "Retail Report Card for 2018: From Walmart to Tiffany’s," 29 Dec. 2018 Regardless of its tiny kitchen and dealing with the aftermath of a rough '90s remodel, Alex was able to create a modern, functional space. Danielle Tullo, House Beautiful, "This Bungalow Renovation Will Make You Want a Navy Blue Kitchen," 12 Oct. 2018 Among their options: installing panic buttons across campus, constructing fencing to wrap around the entire campus, remodeling the front entrance, relocating some classes and installing locking mechanisms inside every classroom door. Shelby Webb, Houston Chronicle, "Santa Fe ISD trustees to vote on high school security upgrades," 10 July 2018 Amber spent her time working at the Hawaii State Teacher’s Association, but also bought and remodeled property on the island. Juliet Muir, NBC News, "Friends, family desperate to solve 2010 murder of 57-year-old Amber Jackson," 24 June 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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