redirect

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

Definition of redirect

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

: to change the course or direction of

redirect

noun

Definition of redirect (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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Verb

redirection \ ˌrē-​də-​ˈrek-​shən How to pronounce redirect (audio) , ˌrē-​(ˌ)dī-​ \ noun

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Synonyms: Verb

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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 Small-business owners are bristling over a congressional proposal that would redirect unspent money from Covid-19 programs to provide $10 billion for the federal government’s pandemic health response, including vaccines and therapeutics. Anne Steele, WSJ, 18 Apr. 2022 In partnership with Democratic Rep. Jennifer Wexton of Virginia, Miller is advocating for the Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act 2.0, which would redirect funds generated by big pharma penalties to childhood cancer research. Rene Marsh, CNN, 24 Sep. 2021 Those include setting off flares that can redirect heat-seeking missiles. Tom Vanden Brook, USA TODAY, 27 Aug. 2021 Virgin Galactic engineers had designed a reclining seat that will redirect g-forces, making the experience more pleasant, and each passenger will receive a customized flight suit with a towelette in one pocket, in case of motion sickness. Anna Russel, The New Yorker, 3 Aug. 2021 Initially, Garcia proposed an amendment to the budget that would redirect the $3.7 million allocation from the police department to transportation and after-school child care. Nienke Onneweer, The Arizona Republic, 19 May 2021 The funds are part of the Dream Keeper Initiative, a measure that will redirect money from the San Francisco Police Department and Sheriff’s Office budgets to nonprofits that serve the Black community, city officials said in a release. Vanessa Arredondo, San Francisco Chronicle, 5 May 2021 Most who deal with chronic pain are constantly trying to redirect their thoughts from wandering to parts of the body that are in pain. refinery29.com, 15 Sep. 2022 Following the money: Did San Francisco deliver on its promise to redirect $120 million from law enforcement to its Black community? Gwendolyn Wu, San Francisco Chronicle, 22 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of redirect

Verb

1650, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1880, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of redirect was in 1650

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2 Oct 2022

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“Redirect.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/redirect. Accessed 4 Oct. 2022.

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redirect

verb
re·​di·​rect | \ ˌrē-də-ˈrekt How to pronounce redirect (audio) , -dī- \
redirected; redirecting

Kids Definition of redirect

: to change the course or direction of

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