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 One teacher had audio troubles and had to redo part of the class the next day. Washington Post, "The first week of virtual schooling is done. How did D.C. do?," 6 Sep. 2020 The ground rules: The bloggers were challenged to redo a space using three things: paint, painter’s tape and a $500 budget. Kim Palmer, Star Tribune, "Twin Cities DIY bloggers make over their daughter's bedroom," 14 Aug. 2020 Looking to redo your nursery, or for the perfect gift for an expecting parent? Kelly Allen, House Beautiful, "Allswell Launches First-Ever (Gender Neutral!) Baby Collection," 22 July 2020 The hope is to start renovating the store fronts that face Detroit Avenue and open those by October, while taking longer to redo the performance spaces. Eric Heisig, cleveland, "Lakewood’s Phantasy concert venue to be crown jewel of LGBTQ entertainment complex," 26 June 2020 The decision affirmed a previous March ruling by requiring the Corps to redo its environmental impact study and built upon the ruling by mandating that the pipeline be shut down until the study is completed. Madison Dibble, Washington Examiner, "Judge orders shutdown of Dakota Access Pipeline after yearslong legal battle with Standing Rock tribe," 6 July 2020 The nonprofit, which has been contracted to build the park on behalf of the city, has been working to redo the space for seven years. Obed Manuel, Dallas News, "Plans for long-awaited downtown Dallas park move forward, but need to clear one more hurdle," 3 July 2020 The options are, and both candidates have to agree on the terms, redo the election in 10 days or flip a coin. Shannon Carlin,, "The Politician Season 2 Binge Club Recap: Episodes 1-7," 24 June 2020 Budish and Figgie also want to redo the building’s roof and open up a patio. Eric Heisig, cleveland, "Lakewood’s Phantasy concert venue to be crown jewel of LGBTQ entertainment complex," 26 June 2020

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First Known Use of redo

1597, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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10 Sep 2020

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“Redo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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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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