re·​do | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈdü How to pronounce redo (audio) \
redid\ (ˌ)rē-​ˈdid How to pronounce redo (audio) \; redone\ (ˌ)rē-​ˈdən How to pronounce redo (audio) \; redoing\ (ˌ)rē-​ˈdü-​iŋ How to pronounce redo (audio) \; redoes\ (ˌ)rē-​ˈdəz How to pronounce redo (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 The plan is, Speciale said, to redo the auditorium first, then work on the parking lot and landscaping. Steve Smith,, 1 Sep. 2021 Don’t let voices that say ‘no’ kill a good design: To redo their waterfronts, Cincinnati and St. Louis had to surmount difficulties in city planning and civil engineering that could have easily diluted or killed both projects. Steven Litt, cleveland, 22 Aug. 2021 Cunnings said they should also be allowed into the United States to redo their cases. Kate Morrissey, San Diego Union-Tribune, 16 Aug. 2021 The judge ordered the District to redo the procurement, which is worth about $1.5 billion. Washington Post, 10 Aug. 2021 Uwajimaya and buy the ingredients to redo the four-course meal for my parents. Shannon Carlin, Vulture, 9 July 2021 Police Chief Eddie García said at a city council meeting last week that detectives are prepared to redo interviews if any cases have been impacted by the city’s evidence loss. Kelli Smith, Dallas News, 23 Aug. 2021 That would be Acting Mayor Kim Janey, who is facing increasing pressure to withdraw and redo a zoning plan that allows for the tower’s construction., 5 Aug. 2021 Boeing had been planning to redo the mission on July 30. Washington Post, 6 May 2021

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First Known Use of redo

1597, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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11 Sep 2021

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“Redo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2021.

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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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