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 Perhaps the best thing for public confidence would be to redo the election. The Editorial Board, WSJ, 31 May 2021 For example, kids who cheat the first time would get an F and be required to redo the assignment or test. Brian Platzer, The Atlantic, 11 May 2021 The first selection on Day 2 of the NFL Draft is also usually bandied about a lot as teams redo their draft boards following the first round. Vincent Frank, Forbes, 21 Apr. 2021 Students who redo a year will also negatively impact a district's graduation rate, recent guidance from KDE says. Olivia Krauth, The Courier-Journal, 20 Apr. 2021 In Kentucky, a bill in the State Senate would let students redo a year of classes to make up for academic losses, while also granting high school athletes a fifth year of eligibility. New York Times, 13 Mar. 2021 To be enjoyed by you, perhaps your mother on Mother’s Day, all without the fuss of having to turn on an oven, frost anything, redo your floors or go to pastry school. Christian Reynoso, San Francisco Chronicle, 30 Apr. 2021 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,, 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, 23 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of redo

1597, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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7 Jun 2021

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“Redo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 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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