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 group redid his website, tweaked his online ads and coordinated a mass texting campaign to get out the vote. New York Times, "4,500 Tech Workers, 1 Mission: Get Democrats Elected," 13 July 2018 In April, the team redid his contract to give him a $2 million bonus and a chance to earn up to $14 million in incentives. Steve Gardner, USA TODAY, "Eagles' Nick Foles rejected trade to become Browns' starter, according to report," 22 May 2018 The researcher blamed the participants for the computer malfunction and told them they’d have to redo the task once it was fixed. Jennifer Maccormack, Washington Post, "If you’ve ever been hangry, this is what your body may be telling you," 9 July 2018 London, the real estate economist, is also of the mindset that downtown is ripe for a corporate renaissance, with the Horton redo and the $1.5-billion Manchester Pacific Gateway development leading the way. Jennifer Van Grove,, "Will a Horton Plaza office campus change the character of downtown?," 15 June 2018 The vinyl siding lets water in, the roof was redone recently in [a] hilariously wrong fashion, and the . . Steve Heisler, Chicago Reader, "The blog Two Flat: Remade chronicles one family’s ten-year struggle to rehab a maggot-infested fixer-upper in Logan Square," 15 May 2018 The five-bedroom home in the Trousdale Estates neighborhood stayed in the family until it was sold in 2002 to interior designer Kelly Wearstler and her husband, who redid the home and sold it in 2006 to Hollywood producer Robert Cort. Danielle Fox, ELLE Decor, "Ellen Degeneres’s Former Beverly Hills Mansion Is For Sale For $33.7 Million," 4 Apr. 2018 For Sebesta, though, making things simple for the user meant more than a year of doing and redoing calculations. Andrew Moseman, Popular Mechanics, "Is CyPhy's LVL 1 Really the 'Drone for Everybody'?," 13 May 2015 Ken Williams, one of Deerfield’s assistant principals, said when Quest Food Management Services takes over the cafeteria duties, the kitchen will be redone to allow for the preparation of fresh offerings each day. Steve Sadin,, "Smoothie and coffee bar, upgraded HVAC system will greet Deerfield H.S. students this fall," 9 July 2018

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

Kids Definition of redo

: to do over or again

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