redirect

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

Definition of redirect

transitive verb
:to change the course or direction of

redirection

play \-ˈrek-shən\ 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


REDIRECT Defined for English Language Learners

redirect

verb

Definition of redirect for English Language Learners

  • : to change the path or direction of (something)

  • : to use (something) for a different purpose

  • : to send (a letter or package) to a new mailing address


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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