Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To change the appearance or furnishings of; refurbish.
  • intransitive v. To change a decorative scheme.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To change the appearance of a place by renewing the decorative scheme
  • v. To refurbish

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. redo the decoration of an apartment or house

Etymologies

re- + decorate (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • "A lot of boomers have been downsizing into new homes, and when you move into a new home, you need to redecorate, which is a very good thing for us," says Ellen Moreau, vice president of marketing for

    WSJ.com: What's News US

  • Like others, I try and "redecorate" for the seasons, So … I redo baths with fresh summer colors, change my warm rich colored duvey to a white cotton with bright pink pillows.

    The Inspired Room

  • Your vote has been counted and is reflected above., the 44th President of the United States of America, but the first black man, has already made the first momentous decision of his presidency, by ordering 16trillion liters of black paint to 'redecorate' the White House

    TheSpoof.com : Spoof News : Front Page

  • "redecorate" recruiting offices to send a message.

    The Minnesota Daily - mndaily.com

  • Keep Thinking About Tomorrow: At our last long visit, on Valentine's Day, Gerry was planning to get cataract surgery, redecorate her home office, and visit grandson Matthew in Washington this summer when he serves as a Congressional Page.

    Jane Harman: Gerry Never Yielded

  • In the end, Rosie sends Lisa and Steve away while she and a team of minions redecorate their house.

    Una LaMarche: Pregnant in Heels Ep. 5: Serve and Deliver

  • What was really at stake for the coalition with this decision on the eurozone bailout fund EFSF, was demonstrated by the fact that not one of the 226 CDU/CSU lawmakers or of the 89 FDP MPs was absent, and even the sick had to attend the vote.8.34am: Taking advice from George Soros might sound a little like inviting the fox round to help redecorate the hen house.

    European debt crisis: Austria votes on euro rescue deal

  • After too many nipples started falling off the walls and doorway frames, I was eventually forced to redecorate.

    George Heymont: The Unadulterated Joy of Wretched Excess

  • If it is late antiquity (say 400 – 900) and you live under Byzantine rule, you have to worship as the Emperor does or he will send soldiers to throw your clergy out of their churches, monks to redecorate those churches in keeping with his doctrines, and preachers to make you worship his way on penalty of fine, imprisonment, and even death.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Genetic Evidence Shows Common Origins of Jews

  • I have a painted brick fireplace that I want to redecorate with stucco.

    Do it yourself

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