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 Oriental opened in 1926 as a movie theater and was remodeled in the late 1990s. Meredith Carey, Condé Nast Traveler, "Where to See the Next Big Musicals Before They Hit Broadway," 14 June 2018 Brochin, Olszewski and McDonough offered various suggestions of how much money could be saved by scaling back technology spending and putting the money toward new and remodeled school buildings. Pamela Wood,, "Baltimore County executive candidates outline visions in debate," 6 June 2018 The Building and Permits Division will move to the 77 S. Broadway building, a former PNC Bank building being remodeled for use as the city's new Development Center. Steve Lord, Aurora Beacon-News, "Council approves parking garage demolition in downtown Aurora," 28 Apr. 2018 The question posed by the Boise School District in an online survey seems simple enough: Should Highlands Elementary School be remodeled, or should it be torn down and rebuilt? Maria L. La Ganga, idahostatesman, "Some parents want to tear down this old, cramped Boise school. Some fight to save it. | Idaho Statesman," 4 Mar. 2018 At 1,000 Walmart locations, the chain is remodeling the apparel areas, with new apparel floors, the removal of walls and creation of more space between racks along with new fitting rooms, and a brighter environment, Baker said. Phil Wahba, Fortune, "Walmart Makes a Big Play to Boost Its Fashion Credentials," 27 Feb. 2018 Of course, the property at 6385 Pinetree Drive Circle, at the northeast end of Alton and North Bay roads, changed hands and was remodeled several times since Pudge’s days. Jose Lambiet, miamiherald, "Ex-Marlin Pudge’s former Beach home sold for $22.5 million | Miami Herald," 22 Feb. 2018 The chain also recently finished updating stores in Boca Raton, Delray Beach and Tamarac, with plans to remodel more South Florida stores by year’s end, said Chris Hewitt, an Aldi South Florida division vice president. Doreen Christensen,, "Shoppers rate America's best grocery stores | Doreen's Deals," 29 June 2018 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

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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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