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
Recent Examples on the Web The large kitchen was remodeled a few years ago with a 60-inch Thermador range. Judy Rose, Detroit Free Press, "$2.5M restored Oakland Township mansion is on 37 acres," 14 Sep. 2019 Located in the west Houston neighborhood Rivercrest, the 11,384-square-foot home was recently remodeled and now boasts a brighter and more modern layout. Rebecca Hennes, Houston Chronicle, "Rivercrest mansion tied to former Houston Rockets player undergoes striking transformation," 9 Sep. 2019 Hong Kong Disneyland’s centerpiece castle will be remodeled and renamed the Castle of Magical Dreams, which will salute 13 Disney princesses and heroines. Dewayne Bevil,, "Disney unveils more changes at Epcot, including Mary Poppins attraction," 25 Aug. 2019 At Orange Glen High School, the Performing Arts Center is being remodeled, as is the restroom in the varsity dugout. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Campus improvements greet returning students," 25 Aug. 2019 Then in January the older section will be remodeled, while the new section continues to operate. Bill Goodykoontz, azcentral, "Why Harkins Theatres Christown is moving to reserved seating for its movies," 15 Aug. 2019 The third-floor attic is remodeled and could work as a master suite or family space., "Historic Oak Park home redesigned by Frank Lloyd Wright: $1.2M," 1 Aug. 2019 Built in 1950, the two-story house has been remodeled for a more contemporary feel. Jack Flemming,, "‘South Park’ producer Eric Stough swaps spots in Westchester," 10 July 2019 The development currently is being remodeled into the former Yorkshire Plaza space at New York Street and Route 59. Steve Lord, Aurora Beacon-News, "Liquor licenses recommended for new Aurora restaurants," 11 June 2019

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First Known Use of remodel

1660, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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