re·​do (ˌ)rē-ˈdü How to pronounce redo (audio)

transitive verb

: to do over or again
ˈrē-ˌdü How to pronounce redo (audio)

Example Sentences

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 In the real estate competition to lease and redo the city’s 48-acre sports arena site, San Diego has selected as its winner the development team proposing the most affordable residential units. Jennifer Van Grove, San Diego Union-Tribune, 13 Sep. 2022 Click the lock in the lower-left corner again to save the change, then redo the process and recheck the relevant boxes to freshly enable the permission without the flaw. WIRED, 27 Oct. 2022 If selected to redo the sports arena property, Midway Rising would likely help fund the campaign in support of Measure C. Jennifer Van Grove, San Diego Union-Tribune, 1 Sep. 2022 Bill Gause, executive vice president at Leggat McCall, said his firm plans to redo the central tiered courtyard — in part by flattening it and building a garage underneath — and to provide more public access points to it. Jon Chesto,, 24 Aug. 2022 Due to the backlash, some wonder if Marvel will pull a Sonic the Hedgehog and attempt to redo the CGI. Milan Polk, Men's Health, 20 May 2022 If the results can't be found or the sample hasn't been processed, ask doctors to immediately redo the test., 29 Apr. 2022 Plans are to completely gut and redo the interior of the structure, being conscious of the materials that relate to the past and retaining the building's history, Bartolotta said. Drew Dawson, Journal Sentinel, 17 Aug. 2022 And so Biden has long said and campaigned on a promise to redo or revamp the Trump era interpretation of these Title IX rules. Taylor Wilson, USA TODAY, 11 May 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1597, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of redo was in 1597

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Cite this Entry

“Redo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition



re·​do (ˈ)rē-ˈdü How to pronounce redo (audio)
redid -ˈdid How to pronounce redo (audio) ; redone -ˈdən How to pronounce redo (audio) ; redoing -ˈdü-iŋ How to pronounce redo (audio)
: to do over or again
especially : redecorate

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