verb (rebuilt; -building) Date: 1537 transitive verb 1. a. to make extensive repairs to ; reconstruct <
rebuild a war-torn city
b. to restore to a previous state <
rebuild inventories
2. to make extensive changes in ; remodel <
rebuild society
intransitive verb to build again <
planned to rebuild after the fire
Synonyms: see mend

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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