redouble

verb
re·dou·ble | \(ˌ)rē-ˈdə-bəl \
redoubled; redoubling; redoubles

Definition of redouble 

transitive verb

1 : to make twice as great in size or amount broadly : intensify, strengthen

2a obsolete : to echo back

b archaic : repeat

intransitive verb

1 : to become redoubled

2 archaic : resound

3 : to double an opponent's double in bridge

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redouble noun

Examples of redouble in a Sentence

They redoubled their efforts to finish the work on time. Their efforts to finish the work redoubled as the deadline drew near.

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Yet pressures against the press have redoubled under Maduro — Chávez’s successor — who critics say staged a fraudulent election this year to secure another six-year term. Washington Post, BostonGlobe.com, "As it slides toward authoritarianism, Venezuela targets one of its last independent newspapers," 6 July 2018 Yet pressures against the press have redoubled under Maduro — Chávez’s successor — who critics say staged a fraudulent election this year to secure another six-year term. Rachelle Krygier, Washington Post, "As it slides toward authoritarianism, Venezuela targets one of its last independent newspapers," 5 July 2018 Public health advocates and lawmakers have sharply criticized the companies and redoubled their condemnation Tuesday. Liam Dillon, latimes.com, "Will paint companies pay to clean up lead in homes? California voters could decide in November," 27 June 2018 Chao also redoubled calls to shift the nation’s air traffic control system out of government hands. Michael Laris, Washington Post, "Chao cites Trump’s concerns on stalled infrastructure plan, pushes to free air traffic control from ‘government shackles’," 7 June 2018 The Saudi statement comes as the Trump administration redoubles its effort to establish an authentic political process between the warring parties in Afghanistan. Missy Ryan, Washington Post, "Saudi Arabia backs cease-fire in Afghanistan, suggesting new role in quest for peace," 21 June 2018 Here in Falfurrias, Border Patrol is building an even bigger checkpoint just up the road, redoubling its efforts to uncover hidden migrants. Nicholas Kulish, The Seattle Times, "Human smuggling cat-and-mouse game plays out beyond the U.S.-Mexico border," 9 July 2018 For Putin to redouble his attack — by hacking into voting machines or some other method — would be both strategic and in keeping with his personality. Jonathan Chait, Daily Intelligencer, "Will Trump Be Meeting With His Counterpart — Or His Handler?," 8 July 2018 House Intel chair Devin Nunes is redoubling his efforts to find out whether the Trump campaign really was under surveillance. Fox News, "Nunes tightens screws in his probe into surveillance abuses," 3 July 2018

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First Known Use of redouble

15th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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The first known use of redouble was in the 15th century

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redouble

verb

English Language Learners Definition of redouble

: to greatly increase the size or amount of (something)

redouble

verb
re·dou·ble | \rē-ˈdə-bəl \
redoubled; redoubling

Kids Definition of redouble

: to greatly increase the size or amount of They redoubled their efforts.

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