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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The secondary is being remodeled The Alabama secondary that started the majority of games in 2017 no longer exists. Rainer Sabin,, "Five storylines to watch during Alabama spring drills," 19 Mar. 2018 As part of its overhaul, Target is remodeling hundreds of stores and introducing new private brands in key categories like apparel and home decor -- the latest is Opalhouse, a collection of 1,300 items including bedding and bath items. Matthew Boyle,, "Target’s Turnaround Plan Takes a Toll on Profit," 6 Mar. 2018 Balls also is remodeling its Price Chopper stores in Shawnee and Leavenworth, and is planning an Olathe Hen House. Joyce Smith, kansascity, "Merriam Town Center to lose Hen House after 20 years," 10 July 2018 One week later, on Monday, July 16, the village board is scheduled to provide direction as to whether the building should be remodeled or rebuilt. Jeff Rumage, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Renovating Shorewood's firehouse would cost $500K more than constructing a new building," 3 July 2018 BB Riverboats plans to spend $2 million to remodel and rebrand the barge. Chris Mayhew,, "BB Riverboats new Ohio River cruise hub and bar arrives July 4," 3 July 2018 The company is investing $1.9 billion to remodel and expand more than 1,300 stores across the country over the next few years, Hewitt said. Doreen Christensen,, "Shoppers rate America's best grocery stores | Doreen's Deals," 29 June 2018 In the mid-1950s, the couple wanted a more contemporary style and commissioned John Elgin Woolf to remodel and update the 1939 house. Neal J. Leitereg, The Seattle Times, "It’s a Bob Hope double feature for L.A. homebuyer," 26 June 2018 So now, while the walls in her home need repainting, a bathroom needs remodeling and the septic system needs repairs, Martin-Edmonds is smiling. Maureen C. Gilmer, Indianapolis Star, "A chance meeting with 'Undercover Boss' changed Indianapolis woman's life," 26 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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evasion of direct action or statement

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