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.

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An iconic Oak Cliff high-rise has sold to Dallas developers who plan to redo the building. Steve Brown, Dallas News, "Landmark Oak Cliff tower gets new owner with plans for major redo," 7 Aug. 2019 The president and his allies have accused Democrats of trying to redo the investigation by staging a belated spectacle. Kevin Johnson, USA TODAY, "Robert Mueller to testify about Trump and Russia probe in long-awaited public appearance before Congress," 24 July 2019 There is literally no reason not to redo Brady’s deal to lower his cap hit, and not doing so would be an inefficient waste of cap dollars. Ben Volin,, "More intrigue than usual at Patriots training camp this year," 21 July 2019 The stars briefly addressed the fan backlash against the final season and viral petition to redo Season 8. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Game of Thrones Cast Responded to Finale Backlash and the Infamous Petition at Comic Con," 20 July 2019 Cash-strapped because of $21.6 million in debt to redo South Robert Street, West St. Paul city staff began looking at ways to pay for other road projects. Nick Ferraro, Twin Cities, "Aimed at road projects, West St. Paul’s new half-cent local sales tax will start Jan. 1," 26 June 2019 Six players said that players were not allowed to drink water until the end of the workout and that anyone who stopped running would need to redo the entire workout the next morning. Charlotte Carroll,, "Collapse and Confusion: The Death of a Juco Football Player," 24 June 2019 The next and last phase in this plan, redoing the vintage Kovler Lion House, will be the most expensive yet, at more than $35 million. Steve Johnson,, "Lincoln Park Zoo to remain free through 2050 — and why the contract was extended early," 25 July 2019 The filmmakers keep having to redo the last example, an intersection at rush hour, when the traffic won’t cooperate. Max Nelson, Harper's magazine, "The All-Seeing Eye," 10 June 2019

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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 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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to shake or wave menacingly

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