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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Spoke and Vine Motel is a freshly-remodeled, modern take on a classic motel. Allyson Reedy, The Know, "Your ultimate Palisade wine tour: How to bike to 7 wineries in one day," 2 July 2019 Kitchen remodel three years ago included top of the line appliances, hardwood/soft-close glass-door cabinets and drawers, large pantry with pull out shelves, designer tile backsplash and quartz counters. Pomerado News, "Home of the Week - 12550 Oaks North Dr., San Diego, CA 92128," 2 July 2019 TooJay’s recently remodeled its Boca Raton and other Palm Beach county locations. Michael Mayo,, "TooJay’s Deli opens July 9 at Dania Pointe; tacos and barbecue next," 21 June 2019 Apparently, the painting will live on the yacht (which MBS bought from a Russian vodka tycoon for a cool $565 million) until the crown prince finishes remodeling the region of Al-Ula into a global tourist destination, art museums included. Sangeeta Singh-kurtz, Quartzy, "Has a missing $450 million Leonardo da Vinci been hiding on a Saudi prince’s superyacht?," 11 June 2019 Contact Improveit Home Remodeling today and get more information regarding their gorgeous and affordable bathroom remodeling services. Stepfanie Romine,, "Remodel your bathroom — for less money, with less mess and in less time," 10 June 2019 Outbuildings that have been remodeled as party spaces, home offices or guest cottages lure buyers. Amy Gamerman, WSJ, "The Top 10 Upgrades to Sell Your Home for Top Dollar," 3 Jan. 2019 Hey there, Big Boy: Frisch's unveils museum, remodeled original Mainliner Big Boy is getting a museum. Enquirer Staff,, "Week in Review: It's blue ice cream season, wacky weather and more," 13 Apr. 2018 All of the 114 guest rooms were refreshed with new art and soft furnishings, the Spa Botánico has been completely remodeled, and each of the resort dining spots have new concepts and menus. David Jefferys, Condé Nast Traveler, "Puerto Rico's Dorado Beach Is a Bit of Bali, Three Hours from Home," 12 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of remodel

1789, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of remodel was in 1789

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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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