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

Definition of redo

transitive verb

1 : to do over or again

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Other Words from redo

redo \ ˈrē-​ˌdü , 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.

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The kitchen was redone twice, most recently to bring countertops to the same height. J.s. Marcus, WSJ, "A Home in an Affluent Copenhagen Suburb Keeps Getting Better," 6 Sep. 2018 The seats were redone in blazing oxblood leather; the shifter got a new, steel knob. Hannah Elliott,, "In car-obsessed L.A. area, David Lee spent $1 million to update an infamous Ferrari," 4 May 2018 However, the opposite side of the kitchen was redone in the 1970s in a haphazard attempt to match the original 1930s side. Kate Wagner, Curbed, "To renovate or not to renovate?," 5 Sep. 2018 The former grassy terrace was redone as a flagstone patio off the kitchen and a family room addition. Andrea F. Siegel,, "A lush Ruxton garden that's always growing," 20 Mar. 2018 The floors were redone, the windows replaced and the kitchen and both bathrooms updated. Julie Lasky, New York Times, "$250,000 Homes in Ohio, Iowa and Arkansas," 10 Jan. 2018 Eugenie also took off her tiara for the evening event, and redid her hair in sleek blowout with soft waves. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Princess Eugenie Looks Gorgeous In a Blush Reception Dress By Zac Posen," 13 Oct. 2018 Enter the Trump EPA, which is now redoing the mercury rule and reviewing how the agency calculates co-benefits. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "A New Cost-Benefit Regulation Test," 1 Oct. 2018 The outlet notes that Sky Italia, which produces the show, does not want to penalize the 40,000 people who auditioned for Argento for the final 12 spots by redoing that process. Tyler Mccarthy, Fox News, "Asia Argento reportedly fired as a judge on 'X Factor Italy'," 27 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of redo

1597, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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 \
redid\ -​ˈdid \; redone\ -​ˈdən \; redoing\ -​ˈdü-​iŋ \

Kids Definition of redo

: to do over or again

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