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 2,500-square-foot restaurant was remodeled in 2022, offering full service and online orders. Roxana Becerril, San Diego Union-Tribune, 26 Nov. 2023 The money helped pay to remodel a school and allowed the town to hire its lone police officer. Deon J. Hampton, NBC News, 6 Nov. 2023 Currently, there are two Burger King restaurants open that have been remodeled with the Sizzle decor: One in New Jersey, and one in Las Vegas. Danielle Wiener-Bronner, CNN, 10 Oct. 2023 Though some of the neighborhood’s more than 400 homes have been remodeled and others knocked down to make way for new construction, the original styles remain dominant. Hope Hodge Seck, Washington Post, 4 Oct. 2023 Louis Vuitton plans to move into its former space that’s being remodeled by December. Maria Halkias, Dallas News, 14 Sep. 2023 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 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 5 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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