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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Everything had to be redone — the plumbing, heating, insulation and electricity. New York Times, "How a 19th-Century Workman’s Cottage Became a Family Home," 10 June 2019 General manager Bob Quinn, speaking in March, said redoing Harrison's deal was not a top priority for the team at the time. Dave Birkett, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Lions' Matt Patricia: 'Nothing uncharted' about Slay, Snacks missing minicamp," 4 June 2019 The kitchen needs to be completely redone, along with other parts of the Mediterranean-style home. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "The Property Brothers Just Bought The Home Next Door to Drew Scott And His Wife," 25 Apr. 2019 Sophie Turner recently slammed the petition fans started to redo season eight. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "Game of Thrones Secretly Revealed Who Won the Iron Throne in This Season 1 Poster," 21 May 2019 Each Brady kid will pair up with an HGTV star to redo a different part of the house. Megan Friedman, Country Living, "'The Brady Bunch' Cast Has Some Serious Plans for Renovating Their Old TV House," 8 Nov. 2018 The pacing of the new episodes, which have been redone into 22, 23-ish minute episodes instead of 13, 30-plus minute ones, is far better. Kelly Lawler, USA TODAY, "A remix can't really save 'Arrested Development' Season 4 from itself," 4 May 2018 Re/Done, the brand known for modernizing American heritage brands, partnered with the American footwear company to redo their iconic penny loafers. Julia Russo, Vogue, "Re/Done and Weejuns Celebrate Their Shoe Collaboration in Santa Monica with Paris Jackson and Cassandra Grey," 27 July 2018 Magazine Vaccarello handled the interior design, only his second time tackling such a large redecoration project, after redoing, in a similarly spare style, a 5,400-square-foot hôtel particulier in the sixth arrondissement. Alexandra Marshall, WSJ, "Exclusive: Step Inside YSL’s New Parisian Headquarters," 15 Feb. 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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