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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That proposal also entails redoing several other buildings on Coast Highway between Laguna Avenue and Legion Street. Daily Pilot, "Laguna Beach to recover all of its costs related to processing a slew of major developments," 7 Aug. 2019 Those rents are a bit over $2 per square foot, which is roughly the going rate in many newer or newly redone apartment buildings in and around downtown Detroit. Jc Reindl, Detroit Free Press, "Old Tiger Stadium apartments are finally done: Here's what they look like," 17 July 2019 Cooper's staffers did the work only to be repeatedly told to redo it. Joyce M. Rosenberg, USA TODAY, "Hard to do: Businesses may need to break up with slow-paying, irritating customers," 2 July 2018 Many agreements, like the one Swift signed at age 15, prevent artists from redoing songs sent over to their labels—but only for a set amount of time after their deals expire, typically somewhere in the three-to-five-year range. Isaac Feldberg, Fortune, "How Taylor Swift’s Plan to Re-Record Her Early Songs Could Work," 22 Aug. 2019 At a speech before the Portland City Club, Rhee offered her rationale for redoing the portion of city code that recognizes neighborhood associations and gives them official powers., "Portland leader defends push to end neighborhoods’ ‘devastating’ special influence," 12 July 2019 To make up for the mishap, the city is looking at redoing the display or adding on to the fireworks at its Labor Day festival. Alisha Ebrahimji, CNN, "A malfunction caused a fireworks show for the ages in Kyle, Texas," 5 July 2019 Their first order of business was redoing the pool and transforming the large rear garden—planting orange, lemon and olive trees along with clusters of fragrant lavender. Kelly Vencill Sanchez,, "Fine furnishings firm Jean de Merry infuses heart into the home," 10 June 2019 From $1,195, Interior designer Justin Colombik, of San Francisco’s Puccini Group, applied the formula in redoing his own kitchen. Kathryn O’shea-evans, WSJ, "Goodbye, Showy Chandeliers. Hello, Low-Key Lighting That Transforms Rooms," 25 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of redo

1597, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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