re·​do | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈdü How to pronounce redo (audio) \
redid\ (ˌ)rē-​ˈdid How to pronounce redid (audio) \; redone\ (ˌ)rē-​ˈdən How to pronounce redone (audio) \; redoing\ (ˌ)rē-​ˈdü-​iŋ How to pronounce redoing (audio) \; redoes\ (ˌ)rē-​ˈdəz How to pronounce redoes (audio) \

Definition of redo

transitive verb

1 : to do over or again

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Other Words from redo

redo \ ˈrē-​ˌdü How to pronounce redo (audio) , ˌrē-​ˈdü \ noun

Examples of redo in a Sentence

Let's hope we don't have to redo our paperwork. I want to redo the kitchen and put in new cabinets and new appliances.
Recent Examples on the Web Fitzgerald said there are plans to redo the intersection to improve driver safety. Cathy Kozlowicz, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Menomonee Falls and Germantown rank top 5 for worst drivers in Wisconsin, according to QuoteWizard insurance," 9 Sep. 2019 In her own garden, Thomas-Kersting redid some steps into a ramp. oregonlive, "How to create a garden that’s accessible to all," 2 Sep. 2019 The movie follows a 31-year-old woman who, after hitting rock bottom, steals the identity of a high school senior in an attempt to redo her final year of school and set things right. Chuck Barney, Detroit Free Press, "TV highlights for the week of Sept. 1-7," 1 Sep. 2019 Each draft can be done quickly, will an option to redo a pick if a fantasy owner wants to rethink his path after making a questionable decision. Shawn Childs,, "Fantasy Football: 12-Team, PPR Mock Draft; Saquon Barkley No. 1, DeAndre Hopkins First Non-RB," 16 Aug. 2019 The infrastructure of the whole school has been redone, with new rooms for dance, band and art, as well as a multi-purpose room with renovated stage lighting, curtains and seating. Daily Pilot, "Around Town: Jackson Browne, ‘Star Wars’ headline upcoming Pacific Amphitheatre concerts," 15 Aug. 2019 Soon the plaza outside Bob Carr Theater will be redone to match Creative Village as well. Ryan Gillespie,, "Creative Village: UCF-Valencia campus expected to be hottest area for downtown Orlando growth," 7 Aug. 2019 And just like the sculpture of Ronaldo, there was a nearly immediate pledge to redo the Chastain work. New York Times, "Brandi Chastain Plaque Features a Face of Someone Who Is Not Brandi Chastain," 22 May 2018 Maley said the report included updated information for the states who demanded NormShield redo the reports using the correct addresses. Jessica Huseman, ProPublica, "Report on Election Security Gains Attention, and a Sharp Rebuke," 13 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of redo

1597, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of redo was in 1597

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English Language Learners Definition of redo

: to do (something) again especially in order to do it better
: to change (something, such as a room or part of a room) so that it looks new or different


re·​do | \ ˌrē-ˈdü How to pronounce redo (audio) \
redid\ -​ˈdid \; redone\ -​ˈdən \; redoing\ -​ˈdü-​iŋ \

Kids Definition of redo

: to do over or again

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