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redirect

verb re·di·rect \ ˌrē-də-ˈrekt , ˌrē-(ˌ)dī- \
Updated on: 14 Apr 2018

Definition of redirect

: to change the course or direction of

redirection

play \ˌrē-də-ˈrek-shən, ˌrē-(ˌ)dī-\ noun

Examples of redirect in a Sentence

  1. They dug trenches near the river to redirect the flow of the water.

  2. Traffic will be redirected to avoid downtown.

  3. Visitors to the old Web site address are redirected automatically to the new one.

  4. I tried to redirect their attention to the other painting.

  5. It's time to redirect your energy to your homework.

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First Known Use of redirect

1650

in the meaning defined above

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redirect

noun

Definition of redirect

law
: an examination of a witness that follows a cross-examination : redirect examination
  • called the witness back to the stand for redirect

First Known Use of redirect

1880

in the meaning defined above

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REDIRECT Defined for Kids

redirect

verb re·di·rect \ ˌrē-də-ˈrekt , -dī- \

Definition of redirect for Students

redirected; redirecting
: to change the course or direction of


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