re·​paint (ˌ)rē-ˈpānt How to pronounce repaint (audio)
repainted; repainting

transitive verb

: to apply paint to (something) again
repaint a house
repainted the room/walls blue

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Plains public works contractors repaint the lines on Main Street under the watchful eyes and bright lights of network cameras. Vanessa Mccray, ajc, 22 Feb. 2023 Also, funding will be used to repair the tower elevators, replace the finger joints that accommodate movement in the bridge, and repaint the towers. Globe Staff,, 1 Nov. 2022 To remaster early Disney films for DVDs, artists have to go into every frame and repaint the lines on the cels. Gia Yetikyel, Smithsonian Magazine, 3 June 2021 He was inspired by Paul Cézanne, who would repaint the same view to find new ways of seeing it. New York Times, 2 Apr. 2021 Her friend and fellow artist, Micah Rivera, keeps helping her repaint the rock. Heather Knight,, 8 June 2020 Vanderbilt was unwilling to pay to repaint the ceiling. Margie Goldsmith, Forbes, 6 Jan. 2023 While Berggruen is planning to repaint the Mediterranean-style home in its original color, other restoration needs are slowly revealing themselves. Cari Beauchamp, Town & Country, 20 Aug. 2022 Gary Pasley, his partner, David Stidham, and a small team of soldiers had just 19 days to repaint 49 pieces of military equipment ranging from Humvees to medium tactical vehicles. Sig Christenson, San Antonio Express-News, 10 June 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1600, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of repaint was in 1600

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Cite this Entry

“Repaint.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Mar. 2023.

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