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payment to another for a loss or injury
  • the new skis were certainly an adequate redress for the lost snowboard

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to punish in kind the wrongdoer responsible for
  • the belief that redressing a murder with another murder, even if carried out by the state, is not morally justified

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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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The first known use of redress was in the 14th century

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“Redress.” The Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 15 December 2019.

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