Definition of redecorate in English:



  • Apply paint or wallpaper in (a room or building) again, typically differently.

    ‘you will have to redecorate the room afterwards’
    [no object] ‘burger bars have been redecorating with pastel colours’
    • ‘If you are redecorating a room that is covered in wallpaper, it is usually necessary to remove the old wallpaper.’
    • ‘Anyone who has ever packed away their worldly possessions to redecorate a room will know what a time-consuming and stressful experience it can be.’
    • ‘I have recently redecorated my sitting room and, since it is quite small, I removed the old curtains and replaced them with vertical blinds.’
    • ‘Many consumers are in the process of buying a new home or remodeling and redecorating their existing home.’
    • ‘As we we'd been planning to redecorate the family room some time this year I said she might as well take the two sofas.’
    • ‘The ground floor of the building was redecorated during the closed winter months, the upper gallery having been refurbished last year.’
    • ‘Armed with $1,000, a designer and a carpenter, two sets of neighbours swap homes and redecorate one room in each other's place.’
    • ‘Framed art is a quick and easy solution to redecorating a room, for two reasons.’
    • ‘I am currently renovating and redecorating a house.’
    • ‘I've redecorated the sitting room, and I did it all in one big hit, over the last two days.’
    • ‘I vividly remember when my mother decided to redecorate our living room.’
    • ‘We'll give you a credit card and tomorrow you and Lucy can go shopping to redecorate your room!’
    • ‘They had spent the morning redecorating a room, then headed into town for some shopping.’
    • ‘Once you see the completed bathroom you won't believe it took you so long to decide to redecorate the room.’
    • ‘Volunteers have been working round the clock to repair and redecorate the building so the nursery will open as scheduled.’
    • ‘While redecorating the front room he discovered the names of previous occupants underneath the wallpaper and etched on to the plaster.’
    • ‘That was where she'd hide, but first she wanted to redecorate the room.’
    • ‘For a while, he toyed with the idea of offering to redecorate the entire room.’
    • ‘A closet is such a tiny space, you'd almost think redoing it wouldn't take as long as redecorating a major room.’
    • ‘The couple, who are to marry in April, also said the crew were more interested in filming the team messing around than actually redecorating the room.’
    renovate, redecorate, refurbish, recondition, rehabilitate, rebuild, reconstruct, overhaul, make over
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