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[ree-mod-l] /riˈmɒd l/
verb (used with object), remodeled, remodeling or (especially British) remodelled, remodelling.
to model again.
to reconstruct; make over.
Origin of remodel
1780-90; re- + model
Related forms
remodeler; especially British, remodeller, noun
2. renew, renovate, re-create, repair. Unabridged
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  • I mean to remodel it, and infuse into it something more of the spark of living life.

  • Hubertine had taken up the shears to remodel one of the pieces of vellum.

    The Dream Emile Zola
  • Watch and remodel details if any distortion attends the drying process.

    Taxidermy Leon Luther Pray
  • It would be absurd to remodel them artificially after a pattern.

    Psychotherapy Hugo Mnsterberg
  • Now had come the moment, the difficult moment in which Cecilia Holt had to remodel for herself the course of her future life.

    Kept in the Dark Anthony Trollope
  • We have recalled L'Etre Supreme; we must now remodel this corrupted world.

    Zanoni Edward Bulwer Lytton
  • It is said that Nero now thoroughly understands the situation, and is resolved to remodel His conduct accordingly.

    The Casual Ward A. D. Godley
  • He then induced the king to remodel the patent so as to make its provisions exclusive.

    How Music Developed W. J. Henderson
  • Richardson taught Germany to remodel her theories of heroism, her whole system of admirations, her conception of deserts.

    Laurence Sterne in Germany Harvey Waterman Thayer
British Dictionary definitions for remodel


verb (transitive) (riːˈmɒdəl) -els, -elling, -elled (US) -els, -eling, -eled
to change or alter the structure, style, or form of (something): expand and remodel the kitchen
to model again in clay, wax, etc; remould
noun (ˈriːˌmɒdəl)
something that has been remodelled
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Word Origin and History for remodel

1789, from re- "back, again" + model (v.). Related: Remodeled; remodeling.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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