redo

verb
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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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, chicagotribune.com, "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 Xue and Goldenfeld decided to redo the models more realistically. Quanta Magazine, "Evolution Saves Species From ‘Kill the Winner’ Disasters," 12 Feb. 2018 In the new paper, Emmons and his colleagues completed the diagram of the entire male and redid the female version to make sure the maps were comparable. Karen Weintraub, Scientific American, "Worm Wiring Diagram May Help Us Understand Our Own Nervous System," 3 July 2019 Numerous news releases and other handout materials had to be ripped up and redone overnight. Charlotte W. Craig, Detroit Free Press, "Lee Iacocca dies: Father of Mustang, rescuer of Chrysler was 94," 2 July 2019 The panel ruled earlier that Ohio’s map was unconstitutional and must be redone in time for the 2020 election. Rich Exner, cleveland.com, "Supreme Court leaves Ohio vulnerable to future gerrymandering, even after voter-approved reform," 27 June 2019 Apple also added a new set of three-finger gestures for cut, copy, paste, undo, and redo. Dieter Bohn, The Verge, "iPadOS public beta preview: worthy of the new name," 24 June 2019 Obviously, products don't come cheap, but having to redo color and throw down for corrective treatments ends up being even more costly. Glamour, "What I Wish I Knew Before Spending $500 to Fix My Brassy Highlights," 17 June 2019

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First Known Use of redo

1597, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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redo

verb

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

redo

verb
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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