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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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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Eugenie also took off her tiara for the evening event, and redid her hair in sleek blowout with soft waves. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Princess Eugenie Looks Gorgeous In a Blush Reception Dress By Zac Posen," 13 Oct. 2018 Enter the Trump EPA, which is now redoing the mercury rule and reviewing how the agency calculates co-benefits. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "A New Cost-Benefit Regulation Test," 1 Oct. 2018 The outlet notes that Sky Italia, which produces the show, does not want to penalize the 40,000 people who auditioned for Argento for the final 12 spots by redoing that process. Tyler Mccarthy, Fox News, "Asia Argento reportedly fired as a judge on 'X Factor Italy'," 27 Aug. 2018 Allowing players to redo their choices, to explore all possible outcomes, let the original Life Is Strange entirely pull apart the conventions of 3D adventure games. Julie Muncy, Ars Technica, "Life Is Strange 2, episode 1 review: New setting, same heart," 28 Sep. 2018 Lafayette High School was given $21,000 by the Lafayette Parish School Board for the project to redo its weight room, but the total price tag was just over $40,000, The Daily Advertiser reported. Natalie Dreier, ajc, "School falls short for funding new weight equipment, NBA legend Shaq makes up the difference," 21 June 2018 The Houston Astros and Texas Rangers hired him to redo their sound systems. Mark Curriden Of The Texas Lawbook, Houston Chronicle, "SEC charges 'Whale Whisperer' with securities fraud," 4 June 2018 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

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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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