View synonyms for makeover


[ meyk-oh-ver ]


  1. a remodeling; renovation; restoration:

    The old house needs a complete makeover.

  2. a thorough course of beauty and cosmetic treatments:

    Assistants spent four hours on the actress's makeover in preparation for the awards ceremony.

  3. a change made in one’s life or lifestyle:

    Does your career or marriage need a makeover?

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Word History and Origins

Origin of makeover1

First recorded in 1925–30; noun use of verb phrase make over
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Example Sentences

I wanted to do the “everyone’s at a ball and Harrow’s received a makeover.”

From Vox

Libby’s pumpkin pie recipe just got a makeover for the 21st century — and we made it betterYou can buy cardamom already ground, or grind it yourself using a spice grinder or a mortar and pestle.

The four-year investment, announced in 2016, was intended to upgrade the customer experience with new ATMs, new digital tools, and branch makeovers.

From Fortune

Creating a joyful home office entails a physical and mental makeover.

From Quartz

Inside, the cabin gets a much-needed makeover, filled with high-quality materials, optional 8-inch touchscreen and a racy flat-bottom steering wheel.

Little did he know that Jimmy had other plans, including some makeover advice.

Tracie Egan Morissey, who gets the byline for “Disney Dudes' Dicks,” slammed the “makeover.”

“It was like an extreme lifestyle makeover on speed,” Anderson told the The New York Times.

The Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art is getting a makeover.

This is quite a makeover for the country that once claimed to be the vanguard of worldwide communist revolution.

Death Waits had been his Judas goat for the Fantasyland goth makeover.


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