re·​dou·​ble (ˌ)rē-ˈdə-bəl How to pronounce redouble (audio)
redoubled; redoubling; redoubles

transitive verb

: to make twice as great in size or amount
broadly : intensify, strengthen
obsolete : to echo back
archaic : repeat

intransitive verb

: to become redoubled
archaic : resound
: to double an opponent's double in bridge
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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Word History

First Known Use

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

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

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“Redouble.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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re·​dou·​ble (ˈ)rē-ˈdəb-əl How to pronounce redouble (audio)
: to make or become doubled (as in size or amount)
redoubled their efforts

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