re·​draft (ˌ)rē-ˈdraft How to pronounce redraft (audio)
redrafted; redrafting; redrafts

transitive + intransitive

: to draft (something) again
redraft a contract/letter/will
was hired to redraft the script
Major energy legislation … ran into insurmountable hurdles in the Senate last year and may be redrafted to avoid some of the stumbling blocks …Helen Dewar
… the tortured hours [poet Elizabeth] Bishop spent not writing and then, once she finally got started, drafting and redrafting until a poem found … virtuosic form …Meghan O'Rourke
ˈrē-ˌdraft How to pronounce redraft (audio)
plural redrafts
… running back and forth from her office to work on drafts and redrafts of a document. Terry Carter

Examples of redraft in a Sentence

if you redraft that paper and include more recent data, I think we could publish it
Recent Examples on the Web The league redrafts its teams each week with the top four point scorers serving as captains. Doug Feinberg, USA TODAY, 30 Jan. 2024 In 2020, Australia moved to redraft its defamation laws after a high court ruling found that publishers using social media platforms like Facebook should be held liable for defamatory third-party comments on their pages, CNBC reported in 2021. Ashley Belanger, Ars Technica, 5 Apr. 2023 The Biden administration had to redraft the environmental reviews for that project after environmental groups won a lawsuit challenging them. Nathaniel Herz, Anchorage Daily News, 23 Oct. 2022 As PenPlace came under review, a rash of other activity — including several major transportation projects sped up by the deal — prompted the county to redraft its blueprint for the entire neighborhood. Washington Post, 22 Apr. 2022 Democrats have spent a year trying to re-engineer the U.S. economy, redraft the nation’s social compact, and remake its political and legal institutions, all on the back of an imaginary electoral mandate. Gerard Baker, WSJ, 3 Jan. 2022 The project needs the approval of Anaheim city officials to redraft a specific plan approved by the city in the 1990s that defined the areas of the resort that are set aside for attractions, for hotels and for parking. Hugo Martín, Los Angeles Times, 15 July 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1795, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of redraft was in 1795

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Cite this Entry

“Redraft.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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