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 company plans to remodel more than 200 locations in 2022 and beyond. Nina Trentmann, WSJ, "Target CFO Boosts Store Investments as Pandemic Lifts Sales," 2 Mar. 2021 The Duke and Duchess also reimbursed the Sovereign Grant for the $3 million spent to remodel Frogmore. Dawn Chmielewski, Forbes, "How Much Are Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Worth? Surprisingly Not That Much.," 26 Feb. 2021 Construction is underway to remodel the buildings, which date to the 1960s. Steve Brown, Dallas News, "Dallas-based investor plans new flexible office centers," 23 Nov. 2020 The good news is that One-Eyed Betty's is not closing for good, but rather to remodel the popular Ferndale eatery. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "Ferndale's One-Eyed Betty's renovation closure triggers a firestorm of angry comments," 22 Jan. 2021 While neither had a formal education in design, the pair got their start in 2013 after Shea decided to leave her job in communications and remodel their home. Kelly Corbett, House Beautiful, "'Dream Home Makeover's' Shea McGee Is Pregnant With Her Third Child," 21 Jan. 2021 Over the summer, Oakland and the nonprofit Bay Area Community Services received $10 million from the state to purchase and remodel 17 residential homes to provide permanent housing to 100 unsheltered people. Vanessa Arredondo,, "Oakland taps state funds to secure housing for more than 100 homeless people," 23 Dec. 2020 Businesses use that time to remodel their restaurants or stores. Steve Metsch,, "Down to Business:," 31 Dec. 2020 Cherry Coatings will remodel the buildings for to house its 75 corporate workers plus warehouse and loading space. Steve Brown, Dallas News, "Addison soccer center will morph into corporate headquarters," 16 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of remodel

1660, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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6 Mar 2021

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“Remodel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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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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