redouble

verb
re·​dou·​ble | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈdə-bəl How to pronounce redouble (audio) \
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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Other Words from redouble

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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In the past six years, the UC Cancer Institute, with Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, has redoubled its efforts in preparing its application of more than 1,000 pages. Anne Saker, Cincinnati.com, "Hackathon at UC focuses on cancer research; one possible solution won a $100,000 prize," 12 June 2019 Democratic Presidential candidate Andrew Yang is redoubling his efforts to promote a hallmark campaign policy -- a $1,000 universal basic income for every American over the age of 18 -- by giving an Iowa family $1,000 a month for one year. Megan Cerullo, CBS News, "Presidential candidate Andrew Yang to give Iowa family $1,000 a month," 11 June 2019 If the plant begins to flower, redouble your efforts to keep the plant trimmed back. Colin Mccrate, The Seattle Times, "Once it warms up, it’s all about that basil," 18 May 2019 One area in which Beijing will likely redouble its efforts is in establishing informal control over formal political institutions. Bethany Allen-ebrahimian, The New Republic, "The Depressing Reality Behind Hong Kong’s Protests," 20 June 2019 Polls have consistently shown that more people disapprove of Trump's handling of his job than approve, but the president has not calibrated, instead redoubling his focus on his most avid backers. al.com, "Trump launches reelection bid with familiar themes, redoubling focus on his most avid backers," 19 June 2019 Ankney said news of the partial closure should rally leaders to redouble their efforts to keep the rest of Colstrip operating. Matt Volz, The Seattle Times, "Operator: 2 units of Montana coal plant to close this year," 11 June 2019 The Anti-Defamation League said in a news release that efforts need to be redoubled to address the rise of hate crimes. Joseph De Avila, WSJ, "Anti-Semitic Incidents Fuel 17% Rise in Hate Crimes, FBI Says," 13 Nov. 2018 The Praetorians at length gave way, oppressed with numbers; and the tide of popular fury returned with redoubled violence against the gates of the palace, where Commodus lay dissolved in luxury, and alone unconscious of the civil war . . . Kevin D. Williamson, National Review, "Crowder Isn’t a Threat to Public Safety," 6 June 2019

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First Known Use of redouble

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

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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 How to pronounce redouble (audio) \
redoubled; redoubling

Kids Definition of redouble

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

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