- to repair, especially to dismantle and reassemble with new parts: to rebuild an old car.
- to replace, restrengthen, or reinforce: to rebuild an army.
- to revise, reshape, or reorganize: to rebuild a shattered career.
- to build again or afresh: With the insurance money we can rebuild.
Origin of rebuild
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Examples from the Web for rebuilt
Law has been rebuilt in the last 50 years to be an instrument of control, not a framework for human responsibility.Red Tape Is Strangling Good Samaritans
Philip K. Howard
December 27, 2014
The building had to be rebuilt in 1963 after extensive damage from the Second World War was finally deemed irreparable.Inside The World’s 10 Oldest Restaurants
December 20, 2014
The dome could be rebuilt by 2021 if work stays on schedule, according to workers at the site.
No schools, churches or hospitals have been rebuilt yet, though temporary structures are now permanent fixtures on the landscape.
It too had been built back up, and the six or eight tall spindly French summer homes have been rebuilt.Blood in the Sand: When James Jones Wrote a Grunt’s View of D-Day
November 15, 2014
Somewhere between 1267 and 1280 the Castle had been destroyed and rebuilt.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
His imagination constructed and levelled, and rebuilt and remade.Dust
Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius
Houses and offices were being altered or repaired or rebuilt.The Foolish Lovers
St. John G. Ervine
The countess took the advice, and Bradgate never was rebuilt.England, Picturesque and Descriptive
There are few of their churches which have not been rebuilt.Aztec Land
Maturin M. Ballou
- to make, construct, or form againthe cost of rebuilding the house
- (tr) to restore (a system or situation) to a previous conditionhis struggle to rebuild his life
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Word Origin and History for rebuilt
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