re·​do | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈdü How to pronounce redo (audio) \
redid\ (ˌ)rē-​ˈdid How to pronounce redo (audio) \; redone\ (ˌ)rē-​ˈdən How to pronounce redo (audio) \; redoing\ (ˌ)rē-​ˈdü-​iŋ How to pronounce redo (audio) \; redoes\ (ˌ)rē-​ˈdəz How to pronounce redo (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.
Recent Examples on the Web Celebrity interior designer Nate Berkus was brought in to redo the popular Sunset Bar, now nearly twice the size of its sister ship versions. Richard Tribou,, "Celebrity Cruises amps up Florida-bound ship to be largest ever in the fleet," 30 Apr. 2021 With varying factors contributing, many teams were forced to redo their nondistrict schedules, creating a mad dash for coaches to find new opponents. Joseph Hoyt, Dallas News, "How area coaches are approaching challenging task of filling out nondistrict TXHSFB schedule during COVID-19 (again)," 23 Apr. 2021 But the jump back to portable meant the team had to redo many of the game’s menu systems, which will take up a good portion of any monster hunter’s time. Washington Post, "‘Monster Hunter Rise’ is a grand Japanese homecoming, made by a more confident team," 30 Mar. 2021 The suits suggest the supervisors need to redo their analysis of how the projects could cause more fires and increase the threat to residents, and reassess if and how the plans should move forward. Kurtis Alexander, San Francisco Chronicle, "California sues San Diego County over giant housing projects in fire-prone area," 17 Mar. 2021 Plus, detectives have more interviews to conduct and will have to redo some. Elliot Hughes, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Memorial services for Kevin Schneider, victim in Roundy's shooting, scheduled for March 27," 21 Mar. 2021 This lead me to redo some benchmarks, and the results are pretty stunning. Chris Smith, BGR, "Pixel 5 just got a major performance boost," 5 Apr. 2021 As remodeling projects begin to proliferate with the advent of warmer weather, here are some considerations ― including big price increases ― for any homeowners who may want to redo a bathroom or kitchen, or add space to their homes., "Looking to spruce up your home this spring? Here’s what you need to know.," 2 Apr. 2021 Tip: This is also a good time to redo the electrical tape holding the cables to the bar. Joe Lindsey, Outside Online, "Maintenance That Will Prep Your Bike for Spring," 29 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of redo

1597, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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2 May 2021

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“Redo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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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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