redirect

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verb

re·​di·​rect ˌrē-də-ˈrekt How to pronounce redirect (audio)
ˌrē-(ˌ)dī-
redirected; redirecting; redirects

transitive verb

: to change the course or direction of
redirection
ˌrē-də-ˈrek-shən How to pronounce redirect (audio)
ˌrē-(ˌ)dī-
noun

redirect

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noun

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

Examples of redirect in a Sentence

Verb They dug trenches near the river to redirect the flow of the water. Traffic will be redirected to avoid downtown. Visitors to the old website address are redirected automatically to the new one. I tried to redirect their attention to the other painting. It's time to redirect your energy to your homework.
Recent Examples on the Web
Verb
That compares with 34% of respondents last year planning to redirect investment. Laura He, CNN, 19 Sep. 2023 Back then, users had to wait five seconds to get redirected. Simon Hurtz, The Verge, 15 Sep. 2023 California ‘Deep in the weeds’: California counties face unknowns in launching mental illness court May 21, 2023 Concerns over his mental health plan this year focused on Newsom’s call to redirect money from existing services and programs funded by the act to housing. Taryn Luna, Los Angeles Times, 11 Sep. 2023 Paltrow added that any frustrated fans should redirect their feelings to the studio, who is in control. Julia Moore, Peoplemag, 31 Aug. 2023 Utilizing Distraction Techniques Distraction techniques are valuable tools for redirecting focus during cravings or discomfort experienced while quitting Delta 8. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 29 Aug. 2023 Vehicle traffic was being redirected from the road and routed through business parking lots. Jc Reindl, Detroit Free Press, 25 Aug. 2023 Once the person clicks on the ad, they are redirected to a tech support scam claiming their computer is infected, asking them to call a fake number. Kurt Knutsson, Fox News, 4 Sep. 2023 Gwyneth Paltrow redirected one Marvel fan to studio executives after she was asked about no longer appearing as Pepper Potts in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Zack Sharf, Variety, 31 Aug. 2023
Noun
Just as judo redirects the power of an attacker in order to neutralize them, violet teaming aims to redirect the power unleashed by AI systems in order to defend those public goods. WIRED, 29 Mar. 2023 Kaprizov took a Kevin Fiala feed into the offensive zone and skated toward the net before dropping the puck to captain Jared Spurgeon for a redirect that rolled by Miller. Sarah McLellan, Star Tribune, 8 May 2021 Other than the more evident Location, Microphone, and Camera, pay particular attention to entries such as Pop-ups and redirects, Automatic downloads, File editing, Payment handlers, Insecure content, and Third-party sign-in. Sandra Gutierrez G., Popular Science, 15 June 2023 In the 28th, Cristhian Paredes — a constant, disruptive presence in the midfield for Portland all night — played a knifing ball ahead to Franck Boli, whose redirect just missed the frame of goal at the far post. oregonlive, 12 June 2023 In other words: Unwanted redirects via fake short URL to fake Q&A sites result in inflated ad views/clicks and therefore inflated revenue for whomever is behind this campaign. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, 13 Feb. 2023 Other than Joe Pavelski’s goal on a redirect off a shot by Miro Heiskanen, Robertson had an assist. Kevin Sherrington, Dallas News, 14 May 2023 But the Spartans battled back, and thanks to a late redirect from senior Maggie Pierce, pulled out the victory. Mike Puzzanghera, BostonGlobe.com, 23 Feb. 2023 Specifically, the trust redirects all profit not reinvested in the company to a nonprofit called the Holdfast Collective. Diego Lasarte, Quartz, 21 Apr. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

Verb

1650, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1880, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of redirect was in 1650

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Cite this Entry

“Redirect.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/redirect. Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

Kids Definition

redirect

verb
re·​di·​rect ˌrēd-ə-ˈrekt How to pronounce redirect (audio)
ˌrē-(ˌ)dī-
: to change the course or direction of
redirection noun

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