re·​dec·​o·​rate | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈde-kə-ˌrāt How to pronounce redecorate (audio) \
redecorated; redecorating; redecorates

Definition of redecorate

transitive verb

: to freshen or change in appearance : refurbish

intransitive verb

: to freshen or change a decorative scheme

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Other Words from redecorate

redecoration \ (ˌ)rē-​ˌde-​kə-​ˈrā-​shən How to pronounce redecorate (audio) \ noun
redecorator \ (ˌ)rē-​ˈde-​kə-​ˌrā-​tər How to pronounce redecorate (audio) \ noun

Examples of redecorate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Based on responses from more than 1,900 people, the survey found that more than 80 percent of respondents took time to organize, declutter, and even redecorate their homes last year. Isabel Garcia, House Beautiful, "The Living Room Is Typically the Messiest Space in the Home, According To a Recent Survey," 11 Jan. 2021 With more people stuck at home and having time on their hands to redecorate, the stock has shot up. Wsj Staff, WSJ, "Covid-19 Deals Different Hands for Family Finances," 29 Dec. 2020 Stay-at-home measures have prompted many Americans to redecorate current living spaces, causing home furnishing sales to grow during the pandemic. Karen Ho, Quartz, "Americans are running out of high-end furniture to buy," 10 Dec. 2020 Annie and Nina work out to videotapes in the living room, take mid-day naps to the sound of old movies, and redecorate — a lot. Eliza Huber,, "From Men’s Button-Downs To Pearl Necklaces, Father Of The Bride II Is Full Of Lockdown Fashion," 9 Dec. 2020 Plans to redecorate were foiled Oct 16 for a Bedford woman, 28, who was caught stealing 12 items valued at $225 at Walmart. Joan Rusek, cleveland, "Father teaches offspring to trespass and get arrested: Bainbridge Township police blotter," 21 Oct. 2020 Over time, home decor and printer sales rose as customers decided to redecorate rooms or beef up home offices. Bill Keveney, USA TODAY, "How QVC, HSN thrive during COVID-19 pandemic with the help of cookware, Skype and stay-at-home viewers," 3 Sep. 2020 But a surge in online shopping since March and unprecedented demand for home furnishings as sheltering customers redecorate their surroundings doubled Overstock’s revenues and sent the company’s shares flying. The Salt Lake Tribune, "A year after ex-CEO Patrick Byrne ‘dropped the mic', Utah’s sees online sales surge," 13 Aug. 2020 Repair and redecorate your dwelling, then -- finally -- host a gathering., "Horoscope," 6 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of redecorate

circa 1611, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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The first known use of redecorate was circa 1611

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29 Jan 2021

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“Redecorate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of redecorate

: to change the appearance of the inside of a house, building, or room by painting the walls, changing the furniture, etc.

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