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

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Through Jayne’s offices, Boudin would also covertly help her friend, the First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, redecorate the public reception rooms of the White House with chic and impeccably executed historicism. Hamish Bowles, Vogue, "Hamish Bowles Remembers Jayne Wrightsman, Esteemed Arts Connoisseur and Legendary Hostess," 24 Apr. 2019 Walmart just made redecorating your living room—or any space in your home—much more affordable. Maya Mcdowell, House Beautiful, "This New Home Line's Modern Furniture Looks Way More Expensive Than It Costs," 8 Feb. 2019 By now, the home's transformation would be, to many, considered nearly complete: The Fords have redecorated the kitchen, living and dining rooms, master bed and bath, and a guest bed and bath. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, "It Took Renovating This Tudor for One Couple to Uncover Their True Style," 6 Mar. 2019 Newsletter Sign-up Justices, legislators say, spent more than a $1 million to redecorate their personal offices and furnish them with pricey furniture, including a custom $32,000 blue suede couch, a $20,500 rug and an $8,000 chair. Jacob Gershman, WSJ, "West Virginia Court Impeachment Sets Up a Legal Showdown," 14 Aug. 2018 My good friend Tom Scheerer, the designer who redecorated the Lyford Cay Club, laid his body in front of it. Dylan Landis, House Beautiful, "Amanda Lindroth on Decorating Her Home in the Bahamas," 9 June 2012 Because the collection, called Minna Home, was designed using data that the online design service has collected over four years of serving customers itching to redecorate their spaces. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, "You Didn't Realize It, But You Probably Helped Design This New Furniture Line," 26 Mar. 2019 In parallel, the couple set out to redecorate the entire apartment, trading its earlier scheme of white-and-gray minimalism for a more textured palette of black, grays, and neutrals. Nick Sullivan, ELLE Decor, "A Snug New York Bachelor Pad Is Morphed Into a Swank and Spacious Home," 20 Nov. 2018 So Lamberto proposed that instead of merely redecorating, her clients undertake a larger renovation, turning the spacious back part of the house into a combination kitchen, breakfast nook and family room. Emma Bazilian, House Beautiful, "See How Designer Chantal Lamberto Family-Proofs A 1905 San Francisco Home," 24 Jan. 2019

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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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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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