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redress

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verb re·dress \ri-ˈdres\

Definition of redress

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1a (1) :  to set right :  remedy looked to charity, not to legislation, to redress social wrongs — W. R. Inge (2) :  to make up for :  compensateb :  to remove the cause of (a grievance or complaint)c :  to exact reparation for :  avenge

  3. 2 archaic a :  to requite (a person) for a wrong or lossb :  heal

redresser

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Examples of redress in a sentence

  1. It is time to redress the injustices of the past.

  2. the belief that redressing a murder with another murder, even if carried out by the state, is not morally justified

Origin and Etymology of redress

Middle English, from Anglo-French redresser to set upright, restore, redress, from re- + dresser to set straight — more at dress


First Known Use: 14th century

Synonym Discussion of redress

correct, rectify, emend, remedy, redress, amend, reform, revise mean to make right what is wrong. correct implies taking action to remove errors, faults, deviations, defects correct your spelling. rectify implies a more essential changing to make something right, just, or properly controlled or directed rectify a misguided policy. emend specifically implies correction of a text or manuscript emend a text. remedy implies removing or making harmless a cause of trouble, harm, or evil set out to remedy the evils of the world. redress implies making compensation or reparation for an unfairness, injustice, or imbalance redress past social injustices. amend, reform, revise imply an improving by making corrective changes, amend usually suggesting slight changes amend a law, reform implying drastic change plans to reform the court system, and revise suggesting a careful examination of something and the making of necessary changes revise the schedule.

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redress

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noun re·dress \ri-ˈdres, ˈrē-ˌ\

Definition of redress

  1. 1a :  relief from distressb :  means or possibility of seeking a remedy without redress

  2. 2 :  compensation for wrong or loss :  reparation

  3. 3a :  an act or instance of redressingb :  retribution, correction

Examples of redress in a sentence

  1. the new skis were certainly an adequate redress for the lost snowboard

14th Century

First Known Use of redress

14th century



REDRESS Defined for English Language Learners

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redress

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verb re·dress \ri-ˈdres\

Definition of redress for English Language Learners

  • : to correct (something that is unfair or wrong)


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redress

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noun re·dress \ri-ˈdres, ˈrē-ˌ\

Definition of redress for English Language Learners

  • : something (such as money) that is given to someone to make up for damage, trouble, etc.


REDRESS Defined for Kids

redress

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verb re·dress \ri-ˈdres\

Definition of redress for Students

redressed

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redressing

  1. :  to set right :  remedy The court will redress an injustice.


Law Dictionary

redress

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noun re·dress \ri-ˈdres, ˈrē-ˌdres\

Legal Definition of redress

  1. 1a :  relief from distress b :  a means of obtaining a remedy

  2. 2 :  compensation (as damages) for wrong or loss

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