Definition of remodel in English:



[with object]
  • 1Change the structure or form of (something, especially a building)

    ‘the station was remodelled and enlarged in 1927’
    • ‘They build another floor on top and sell the apartments but they also have to remodel the building, fix the lifts and the general upkeep of their homes.’
    • ‘They had obviously remodeled an existing building.’
    • ‘Patient confidence in medical procedures was shown to increase after the medical facility was remodeled.’
    • ‘In November 2004, St. Vincent's Hospital chapel was completely remodelled.’
    • ‘Maybe that's because I have been remodeling a house to make it livable.’
    • ‘When the building was originally remodeled, I had a series of passageways installed behind the walls on every floor.’
    • ‘The family had exhausted all their savings just buying the essentials for everyday life and didn't have the time or the money to remodel the house by themselves.’
    • ‘Months later, people were still rearranging furniture, remodeling offices, and rewiring computers.’
    • ‘Have you remodeled your garage into a family room, home office, master suite, or other space?’
    • ‘Green building is about reducing environmental impact, whether in remodeling a home or planning a community.’
    • ‘Has the building been recently remodeled or has building use changed?’
    • ‘With great determination and energy she led the fundraising to buy and remodel the buildings as the Pier Arts Centre.’
    • ‘Then it's time to remodel a home office or guest bedroom to include substantial shelving.’
    • ‘Nineteenth-century buildings were remodeled for contemporary uses without destroying the outward historic character.’
    • ‘The beauty of remodeling a garage is that the shell of the building - often with both electricity and plumbing - already exists.’
    • ‘Have you recently remodeled your home or done any energy conservation work, such as installing insulation, storm windows, or weather stripping?’
    • ‘In 1969, the Chata Development company, which builds and remodels homes, and constructs offices and buildings for the nation, was established.’
    • ‘When the building was remodelled in 1789, the boxes were replaced by galleries, for which tickets could be purchased by anyone who could afford them.’
    • ‘The Round Tower was remodelled, and then ranges of new buildings in the perpendicular style were erected around the Upper Ward to provide better accommodation and perhaps to enhance the castle's skyline.’
    • ‘We recently remodeled our facility, and in that process, the soiled utility/decontamination area was converted to an office.’
    change, alteration, revolution, upheaval, transformation, metamorphosis, reorganization, restructuring, rearrangement, recasting, remodelling, renovation, restyling, variation
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    1. 1.1 Shape (a figure or object) again or differently.
      ‘she remodelled the head with careful fingers’
      • ‘Grover reconstructs, remodels and redesigns leather into a guilt-free luxury, giving the three R's (reduce, reuse, recycle) an entirely new meaning.’
      renovate, redecorate, refurbish, recondition, rehabilitate, rebuild, reconstruct, overhaul, make over
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