re·​dec·​o·​rate | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈde-kə-ˌrāt \
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 \ noun
redecorator \ (ˌ)rē-​ˈde-​kə-​ˌrā-​tər \ noun

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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 The Face and America's Next Top Model, is in the process of rebuilding and redecorating his West Village home after extensive damage from Hurricane Sandy. Darla Murray, ELLE Decor, "Nigel Barker On Rebuilding (And Redecorating) After A Disaster," 15 Nov. 2013 The girl had been taken from her mother the night before and brought to this shelter that had been redecorated for children under age 12, Kraft said staffers told her. Kristine Phillips, Washington Post, "‘America is better than this’: What a doctor saw in a Texas shelter for migrant children," 16 June 2018 This means the First Family can use up to $100,000 of taxpayer money to redecorate the space. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "How Much Can the Trump Family Redecorate the White House?," 20 Jan. 2017 Some residents feel that the value of our units could change largely because renters are not as likely to remodel or redecorate. Benny L. Kass,, "Can condo board ban owners from renting to relatives?," 8 Nov. 2017 After redecorating: More color, to-scale furniture, bold art and drapery panels add softness, texture and pattern, helping this room realize its potential. Contributing Writer,, "Kitchen area makeover: 7 steps to transform any room," 5 Mar. 2018 Usually, the First Lady has taken the lead on redecorating the family living spaces, so if the Trumps follow tradition, Melania's taste will dictate what the top two floors of the White House look like for the next four years. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "How Much Can the Trump Family Redecorate the White House?," 20 Jan. 2017

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First Known Use of redecorate

circa 1611, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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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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