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

Examples of redecorate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In 2019, the center is going to redecorate The Great Hall and raise money to improve the exterior and entry-way, MacEachern said. Sofia Saric,, "On its 40th anniversary, Codman Square Health Center honors Gross, Pressley," 8 Aug. 2019 If hanging around your house for the holidays has inspired you to redecorate, IKEA is HERE for you. Lindsey Ramsey, House Beautiful, "You Can Get 50% Off At IKEA's Post-Holiday Winter Sale," 24 Dec. 2018 With an eye toward St. Paul’s growing diversity, the Ramsey County Historical Society has put out a call for artists to help redecorate the city council chambers in St. Paul City Hall. Frederick Melo, Twin Cities, "Historical society hosts competition for rotating replacements for St. Paul City Council’s controversial wall art," 8 Sep. 2019 The Tenderloin restaurant, located inside Hotel Bijou, opens tonight for the first time since shutting down three weeks ago to redecorate and train new staff. Justin Phillips,, "No longer partnering with Mourad Lahlou, Louis Maldonado is now chef at San Francisco’s Gibson," 13 Aug. 2019 For many, rearranging and redecorating their home is a regular occurrence., "The do’s and don’ts for rearranging, redecorating and renovating: Lindsay Benz," 18 Aug. 2019 How could there ever be parties, or comedy, or redecorating a bedroom, or flirting, or shopping for shoes? Bulletin Board, Twin Cities, "Sunday Bulletin Board: Hitler was in for a rude greeting if he’d ever come to their house!," 28 July 2019 The Oscar-winning actor decided to put his mark on S'Estaca and has spent the past 30 years modernizing and redecorating it. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "Michael Douglas Hilariously Narrates His Own Spanish Estate's Real Estate Video," 4 June 2019 Not only the main church but a dozen (slightly) lesser establishments in the vicinity have been refitted, rededicated and redecorated. Erasmus, The Economist, "Why Vladimir Putin took an atheist to an ancient monastery," 21 July 2019

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First Known Use of redecorate

circa 1611, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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10 Oct 2019

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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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