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

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 After briefly reopening Nido for outdoor dining in 2020, the McCollows decided to remodel the restaurant with the help of designer Jon de la Cruz, who also designed San Francisco’s Che Fico and Palo Alto’s Protege. Elena Kadvany, San Francisco Chronicle, 18 Apr. 2022 Unlike other bones, which can heal, teeth do not remodel after being chipped or scratched. Joanna Thompson, Scientific American, 18 Apr. 2022 The deficit has hamstrung the investment needed to remodel post office lobbies, replace decrepit delivery trucks and order new mail- and package-sorting equipment. Jacob Bogage, Anchorage Daily News, 9 Apr. 2022 These individuals come from homeless care agencies that HomeAid has helped to remodel or construct shelters for. Chron, 14 Aug. 2021 Penn said the county will use construction of the aquatic center to create a golf course pro shop and cart barn, remodel the course and possibly add a restaurant. Leon Stafford, ajc, 8 Apr. 2022 The department on Monday issued a building permit to remodel the space for the broadcast studio. Tom Daykin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 17 Dec. 2021 Prices for lumber and other goods used to build and remodel houses soared over the past few months, feeding the run-up in home prices and stoking debates about inflation. Washington Post, 6 May 2021 Thomas and Amina Bell plan to lease the 978-square-foot space and remodel the former bookstore into a coffee shop. Bob Dohr, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 24 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of remodel

1660, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Remodel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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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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Nglish: Translation of remodel for Spanish Speakers


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