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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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 Williams claims that Foster’s reassignment was a routine agency reshuffle and denies that Candy Carson pressured her to help redecorate the office. Monique Judge, The Root, "Ben Carson Wants to Cut HUD Funding, But Not His Office Redecoration Budget," 28 Feb. 2018 And in February, on the heals of a number of spending scandals within the Trump administration, word leaked that HUD spent $31,561 redecorating Carson’s office. Jeff Andrews, Curbed, "HUD won one court battle, lost another under Ben Carson in 2018," 26 Dec. 2018 The king lived downstairs and didn’t seem inclined to change the existing old-fashioned scheme, whilst his wife’s apartments upstairs were soon redecorated in the height of fashionable taste. Noor Brara, Vogue, "Inside Buckingham Palace’s Resplendent, Never-Before Seen Rooms," 4 Oct. 2018 If your resolution for this year was to organize/redecorate/renovate your home, Anthropologie is having an online and in-store sale that will help kickstart your goals. Temi Adebowale, House Beautiful, "Anthropologie Is Having A 25% Off Home Sale," 7 Jan. 2019 On the next level was The Apartment, which is currently being turned over and redecorated with new pieces from Busck’s and her husband’s collection of art and furniture amassed over the last 20 years. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "I Spent the Night Inside Copenhagen’s Chicest Design Store," 17 Aug. 2018

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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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