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re·build

 (rē-bĭld′)
tr.v. re·built (-bĭlt′), re·build·ing, re·builds
1. To build again.
2. To make extensive structural repairs on.
3. To remodel or make extensive changes in: tried to rebuild society.

rebuild

(riːˈbɪld)
vb, -builds, -building or -built
1. to make, construct, or form again: the cost of rebuilding the house.
2. (tr) to restore (a system or situation) to a previous condition: his struggle to rebuild his life.

rebuild

The restoration of an item to a standard as nearly as possible to its original condition in appearance, performance, and life expectancy. See also overhaul; repair.

rebuild


Past participle: rebuilt
Gerund: rebuilding

Imperative
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Present
I rebuild
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he/she/it rebuilds
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Preterite
I rebuilt
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Present Continuous
I am rebuilding
you are rebuilding
he/she/it is rebuilding
we are rebuilding
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Present Perfect
I have rebuilt
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Past Continuous
I was rebuilding
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he/she/it was rebuilding
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Past Perfect
I had rebuilt
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Future
I will rebuild
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Future Perfect
I will have rebuilt
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Future Continuous
I will be rebuilding
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been rebuilding
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been rebuilding
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been rebuilding
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Conditional
I would rebuild
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Past Conditional
I would have rebuilt
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.rebuild - build again; "The house was rebuild after it was hit by a bomb"
construction, building - the act of constructing something; "during the construction we had to take a detour"; "his hobby was the building of boats"
build, construct, make - make by combining materials and parts; "this little pig made his house out of straw"; "Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer"

rebuild

verb reconstruct, restore, revamp, renovate, remodel, refashion The castle was rebuilt by his great grandson in 1859.

rebuild

verb
To bring back to a previous normal condition:
Translations
znovu postavit
genopbygge
rakentaa uudelleen
ponovno izgraditi
再建する
개축하다
återuppbygga
สร้างใหม่
tái thiết

rebuild

[ˈriːˈbɪld] (rebuilt (pt, pp)) VTreconstruir

rebuild

[ˌriːˈbɪld] [rebuilt] [ˌriːˈbɪlt] (pt, pp) vt
[+ building, bridge, town] → reconstruire
(= renew, restore) [+ country, relationship, life] → reconstruire, rebâtir; [+ career] → rebâtir; [+ confidence] → retrouver; [+ economy] → rebâtir

rebuild

vt
(= restore) house, wallwieder aufbauen; (fig) society, relationshipwiederherstellen; countrywieder aufbauen; to rebuild one’s lifesein Leben wieder aufbauen; doctors worked to rebuild his facedie Ärzte versuchten, sein Gesicht wiederherzustellen
(= convert) houseumbauen; societyumorganisieren

rebuild

[ˌriːˈbɪld] (rebuilt (pt, pp)) [ˌriːˈbɪlt] vtricostruire

rebuild

يُعْيدُ بِنَاء znovu postavit genopbygge wieder aufbauen ξαναχτίζω reconstruir rakentaa uudelleen reconstruire ponovno izgraditi ricostruire 再建する 개축하다 herbouwen gjenoppbygge odbudować reconstruir восстанавливать återuppbygga สร้างใหม่ yeniden yapmak tái thiết 重建
References in classic literature ?
They lived for a dream, for Ma'ame Pelagie's dream, which was to rebuild the old home.
There wasn't a rag of his tower left, but I had the government rebuild it for him, and advised him to take boarders; but he was too high- toned for that.
I said many other judicious things, and finally when I offered to rebuild his chalet, and pay for the breakages, and throw in the cellar, he was mollified and satisfied.
The small capitalists are left stranded by the ebb; the big ones will follow the tide across the water, and rebuild their factories where steam power, water power, labor power, and transport are now cheaper than in England, where they used to be cheapest.
Nevertheless, he began to rebuild the fire in the furnace; the pressure again mounted, and the locomotive returned, running backwards to Fort Kearney.
Dantes was a man of great simplicity of thought, and without education; he could not, therefore, in the solitude of his dungeon, traverse in mental vision the history of the ages, bring to life the nations that had perished, and rebuild the ancient cities so vast and stupendous in the light of the imagination, and that pass before the eye glowing with celestial colors in Martin's Babylonian pictures.
If I can get enough to rebuild Artagnan, which my ancestors, impoverished by the Crusades, allowed to fall into ruins, and to buy thirty acres of land about it, that is all I wish.
What would the throne of France be to me when I could rebuild the empire of the Orient?
We both had to smile at the use of my royal title, yet I was indeed still "Emperor of Pellucidar," and some day I meant to rebuild what the vile act of the treacherous Hooja had torn down.
He would rebuild and enlarge the cabin of his birth, constructing storage houses where he would make the apes lay away food when it was plenty against the times that were lean--a thing no ape ever had dreamed of doing.
I started to rebuild, but the Swift One would have nothing to do with it.
What will become of England, with none left to rebuild her shattered cities