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.
Recent Examples on the Web It had been redone by a previous owner who was a flipper. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "With bright colors and a love for wallpaper, Whitefish Bay interior designer livens up her 1930s cream city brick house," 23 Jan. 2020 And that awards program will be redone going forward with an emphasis on diversity. Andrew Dansby, Houston Chronicle, "As racism scandal escalates, Romance Writers of America board president resigns," 9 Jan. 2020 The expansive kitchen has been redone with granite, stainless steel and new appliances. Judy Rose, Detroit Free Press, "Stroh house in Grosse Pointe still has its Prohibition-era trap door," 28 Dec. 2019 The décor is a bit dated in some spaces; other rooms have been recently redone and are more modern. Pamela Wright,, "Bring on the sing-alongs and s’mores at Sebasco Harbor Resort," 3 Sep. 2019 After all, there are only a handful of ways a single (a highly successful one at that) can be redone uniquely. Terry Nguyen, Washington Post, "Of course Lil Nas X has a new ‘Old Town Road’ remix with an Area 51-themed video. Why would he not?," 17 July 2019 And the lobby — the original was lost years ago — will be redone. Jane Margolies, New York Times, "End of an Era for the Flatiron Building," 28 June 2019 The Napiers fully redid the kitchen, which has tall cabinets and butcher block countertops. Isabel Garcia, House Beautiful, "You Can Buy This Renovated House From Home Town," 16 Jan. 2020 So maybe Christopher should just redo all our problematic rom-coms from now on? Maureen Lee Lenker,, "Hot Stuff: Five new romances tackle the struggle to feel deserving of love," 3 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of redo

1597, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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17 Feb 2020

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“Redo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2020.

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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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