redress the balance

Definition of redress the balance

formal

  1. :  to make a situation fair They've been treated unfairly, and it's time to redress the balance.

Word by Word Definitions

redressplay
  1. :  to set right :  remedy

    :  to make up for :  compensate

    :  to remove the cause of (a grievance or complaint)

  1. :  relief from distress

    :  means or possibility of seeking a remedy

    :  compensation for wrong or loss :  reparation

balanceplay
  1. :  an instrument for weighing: such as

    :  a beam that is supported freely in the center and has two pans of equal weight suspended from its ends

    :  a device that uses the elasticity of a spiral spring for measuring weight or force

  1. :  to compute the difference between the debits and credits of (an account)

    :  to pay the amount due on :  settle

    :  to arrange so that one set of elements exactly equals another


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