redound to someone's credit/honor

Definition of redound to someone's credit/honor

formal

  1. —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

redoundplay
  1. :  to become swollen :  overflow

    :  to have an effect for good or ill

    :  to become transferred or added :  accrue

someoneplay
  1. :  some person :  somebody

creditplay
  1. :  reliance on the truth or reality of something

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

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

  1. :  to trust in the truth of :  believe

    :  to supply goods on credit to

    :  to bring credit or honor upon

honorplay
  1. :  good name or public esteem :  reputation

    :  a showing of usually merited respect :  recognition

    :  privilege

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

    :  to give special recognition to :  to confer honor on

    :  to live up to or fulfill the terms of


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