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[meyk-oh-ver] /ˈmeɪkˌoʊ vər/
remodeling; renovation; restoration:
The old house needs a complete makeover.
a thorough course of beauty and cosmetic treatments:
Assistants spent four hours on the actress's makeover in preparation for the awards ceremony.
Origin of makeover
noun use of verb phrase make over Unabridged
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  • Give your menu a seasonal makeover with deliciously fresh fall ideas.
  • However, this is not the first time the toy has had a makeover.
  • After the crash, the quants and traders they serve need to accept the necessity for a total makeover.
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  • As many movies have proven, donning wrinkles and age spots doesn't automatically equal a successful makeover.
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  • Of course this makeover is purely aesthetic, rather than character-based.
  • Prison was his makeover, from detested robber baron to beloved martyr.
  • In the makeover, the grande dame has even acquired a sense of humor.
  • The makeover narrowly rescued the company from oblivion.
British Dictionary definitions for makeover

make over

verb (transitive, adverb)
to transfer the title or possession of (property, etc)
to renovate or remodel: she made over the dress to fit her sister
a complete remodelling
a series of alterations, including beauty treatments and new clothes, intended to make a noticeable improvement in a person's appearance
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for makeover

also make-over, by 1981, from phrase make over in sense "to refashion" (1690s); from make + over.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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