redound to someone's credit/honor

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of redound to someone's credit/honor

formal
used to say that a person deserves credit/honor for having done something
  • It redounds to his credit that he worked so hard to prevent this crisis.

Word by Word Definitions

redound play
  1. : to become swollen : overflow

  2. : to have an effect for good or ill

  3. : to become transferred or added : accrue

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

credit play
  1. : reliance on the truth or reality of something

  2. : the balance in a person's favor in an account

  3. : an amount or sum placed at a person's disposal by a bank

  1. : to trust in the truth of : believe

  2. : to supply goods on credit to

  3. : to bring credit or honor upon

honor play
  1. : good name or public esteem : reputation

  2. : a showing of usually merited respect : recognition

  3. : privilege

  1. : to regard or treat (someone) with admiration and respect : to regard or treat with honor

  2. : to give special recognition to : to confer honor on

  3. : to live up to or fulfill the terms of


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