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

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 Ever since Martha Washington assumed the position for the first time, many first ladies have tried to find a way to do more than redecorate the White House and host ceremonial receptions. Julian Zelizer, CNN, 6 May 2022 Many took this time to revamp, redecorate, and rediscover how much comfort and joy a home can bring. Alison Fox, Travel + Leisure, 22 Apr. 2022 As people spent more time at home, Etsy benefited from a wider desire to redecorate. Christian Stadler, Forbes, 18 Jan. 2022 And when the Obamas worked with Michael S. Smith to redecorate the executive mansion, the focus was on creating a more welcome and inclusive space, where history could mix and mingle with the present-day. Olivia Hosken, Town & Country, 22 Feb. 2022 The first month of the year is the perfect time to redecorate your space and put away the stuff that is so last season. Victoria Priola, cleveland, 18 Jan. 2022 Before then, Bond is planning to redecorate and perhaps install a smoker for the turkey legs . Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 26 Jan. 2022 There’s a truth to decorating your home that’s not often spoken about: There will always be a need to redecorate over and over again. Isiah Magsino, Vogue, 29 Nov. 2021 Dame Karen Pierce, Britain’s ambassador to the United States, had approached Lulu Lytle to redecorate her home on Embassy Row in Washington, but the revamp was quietly dropped. Lara Prendergast, Harper's Magazine, 26 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of redecorate

circa 1611, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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17 May 2022

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“Redecorate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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