Definition of redesign in US English:



[with object]
  • Design (something) again or in a different way.

    ‘the front seats have been redesigned’
    • ‘Last year, we faced one of our biggest spatial design challenges to date: redesigning the interior of a caravan.’
    • ‘I'd also been looking at redesigning the template to give it a cleaner look.’
    • ‘The root to financial stability across the whole system, he argues, is modernisation - redesigning the service.’
    • ‘What would he do differently if he were redesigning the building today?’
    • ‘And Manchester city council is third, for what judges call its ‘brave approach’ to redesigning the city.’
    • ‘I'm in the middle of redesigning our entire college website.’
    • ‘Then they'd park and write new code to make improvements, redesigning the system on the spot.’
    • ‘So at last I can get round to redesigning my new house.’
    • ‘In the meantime, architects are redesigning the pool complex, offering alternatives, and trying to keep costs down as time rolls on.’
    • ‘When redesigning your kitchen remember to budget for redecoration, tiling, flooring and any other extras.’
    • ‘The latest cash injection will be spent on redesigning the curriculum to meet the needs of a reviving local economy.’
    • ‘I'll be taking down my site later today and redesigning it as soon as I can.’
    • ‘Parts of the shuttle were redesigned and safety procedures were greatly improved.’
    • ‘His father said he had been redesigning his garden shortly before he collapsed.’
    • ‘We'll also be redesigning the bar area to make it more user friendly.’
    • ‘So somehow I will be redesigning it and starting all over again.’
    • ‘The creative stuff is limited to redesigning a website.’
    • ‘He said redesigning the waiting area, including new lighting and better patient information via a plasma screen, had also improved behaviour.’
    • ‘When it came to redesigning this page, everyone was using blue, orange and grey and I wanted to move away from that.’
    • ‘You no longer have to settle with existing designs, or be intimidated by the workload of redesigning your sites.’
    improve, make better, better, ameliorate, refine, mend, rectify, correct, rehabilitate
    improvement, betterment, amelioration, refinement, rectification, correction, rehabilitation
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  • The action or process of redesigning something.

    • ‘I was one of those who hated the last redesign, and I'm not fond of this one.’
    • ‘A redesign and modernisation of the hospital's main entrance and reception area is underway.’
    • ‘The redesign is a direct response to the healthy interest the site has generated over the past couple of years.’
    • ‘Equipment is not the only possible object for productive redesign.’
    • ‘I know everyone is doing it at the moment, but I'm considering a fairly fundamental redesign here.’
    • ‘Our redesign incorporates a new, simpler navigation which points visitors quickly to where they want to be.’
    • ‘Presumably the change in management accounts for the ghastly redesign of the bar and restaurant at Perth Theatre.’
    • ‘There has not been an update by me for a while, but I am actually doing yet another redesign of my weblog.’
    • ‘The redesign of emergency services is part of a larger plan to improve patient care and both hospitals will play a vital role in this.’
    • ‘This is perhaps my favorite redesign of them all, although I couldn't say why.’
    • ‘We hope they think of that when they do the Spring '04 redesign.’
    • ‘And depending on how you want to count them, this is either the third or fourth major redesign of the site.’
    • ‘I wasn't surprised to find that it has been a subject of redesign for the Seattle waterfront area.’
    • ‘By far the most important factor is the redesign of policy and processes.’
    • ‘The redesign would require a new chipset, new processor boards and a major overhaul of customers' hardware.’
    • ‘I do have someone working on a more radical redesign, but he hasn't done anything yet.’
    • ‘I threw out one big main page redesign, finished another, and threw it out as well.’
    • ‘The move was accompanied by a suitably symbolic redesign, which went live on November 17th.’
    • ‘Last year the survey identified many important issues and led to a redesign of the processes used to administer relocations.’
    • ‘The redesign also includes extra-large parking spaces, which are about eight feet wide, about a foot wider than a standard slot.’
    adaptation, reconstruction, rebuilding, redevelopment, refashioning, restyling, revamping
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