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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Other Words from redirect

Verb

redirection \ ˌrē-​də-​ˈrek-​shən How to pronounce redirection (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 Web site 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.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Instead of striking arts such as karate, aikido focuses on redirecting someone’s energy. Marina Affo, Washington Post, "A Delaware sensei has inspired through the decades," 11 Aug. 2019 Efforts spent hardening current systems can take away from the development of a newer, more resilient system as companies redirect labor and resources toward regulatory compliance. WSJ, "Should the Government Require Companies to Meet Cybersecurity Standards for Critical Infrastructure?," 12 Nov. 2018 The ball landed at the feet of Debinha, who sent a shot toward goal that was redirected into the net by Lynn Williams. Jamie Goldberg, oregonlive, "Portland Thorns suffer worst loss in club history with first place in NWSL on the line," 12 Sep. 2019 Tariffs are consumption taxes that redirect money from the economy into government coffers. Erik Sherman, Fortune, "Bully, Berate, Manipulate: 3 Ways Trump is Attempting to Steer the Fed to Lower Interest Rates," 9 Aug. 2019 Fisheries on the eastern side of the Mississippi will endure a double whammy, Bradley said, after the opening of the Bonnet Carre Spillway, which redirected floodwaters from the river into Lake Pontachrain. Sarah Kaplan, Twin Cities, "‘A major punch in the gut’: Midwest rains projected to create Gulf dead zone," 11 June 2019 Fisheries on the eastern side of the Mississippi will endure a double whammy, Bradley said, after the opening of the Bonnet Carre Spillway, which redirected floodwaters from the river into Lake Pontachrain. The Washington Post, The Mercury News, "Midwest rains expected to deliver ‘punch in the gut’ to Gulf," 10 June 2019 With a cargo capacity of 44 pounds and an eight-hour battery life, Schnapp and his team hope that Gita might redirect some automobile trips into pedestrian ones. Ian Bogost, The Atlantic, "The Cute Robot That Follows You Around the City," 28 Feb. 2018 Clicking on the listing in Past Orders simply redirects to an Amazon error page. Nicole Saporita, Good Housekeeping, "How Do $40 Fake AirPods Compare to the Real Thing?," 3 Sep. 2019

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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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26 Oct 2019

Cite this Entry

“Redirect.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/redirecting. Accessed 22 November 2019.

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More Definitions for redirect

redirect

verb
How to pronounce redirect (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of redirect

: to change the path or direction of (something)
: to use (something) for a different purpose
British : to send (a letter or package) to a new mailing address

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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