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remodel

[ree-mod-l] /riˈmɒd l/
verb (used with object), remodeled, remodeling or (especially British) remodelled, remodelling.
1.
to model again.
2.
to reconstruct; make over.
Origin of remodel
1780-1790
First recorded in 1780-90; re- + model
Related forms
remodeler; especially British, remodeller, noun
Synonyms
2. renew, renovate, re-create, repair.
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  • 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.

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  • It is to remodel the arm, for I don't think you can mend it; but you 'll see it yourself.

    The Fortunes Of Glencore Charles James Lever
  • It would be absurd to remodel them artificially after a pattern.

    Psychotherapy Hugo Mnsterberg
  • We have recalled L'Etre Supreme; we must now remodel this corrupted world.

    Zanoni Edward Bulwer Lytton
  • In reality it is because they do not know how to remodel them.

    Meccania Owen Gregory
  • He did so, and after some years was able to purchase and remodel a house in the Hamidiyeh.

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  • I regret to say that the story will not do, and it would be as well for you not to attempt to remodel it.

    The Fiction Factory John Milton Edwards
  • At the same time, the Parliament resolved to remodel its army.

    A History of England

    Charles Oman
British Dictionary definitions for remodel

remodel

verb (transitive) (riːˈmɒdəl) -els, -elling, -elled (US) -els, -eling, -eled
1.
to change or alter the structure, style, or form of (something): expand and remodel the kitchen
2.
to model again in clay, wax, etc; remould
noun (ˈriːˌmɒdəl)
3.
something that has been remodelled
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Word Origin and History for remodel
v.

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

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