Redound Definition

redounded, redounds
To have an effect or consequence.
Deeds that redound to one's discredit.
American Heritage
To have a result or effect (to the credit or discredit, etc. of someone or something)
Webster's New World
To come back; react; recoil (upon)
Webster's New World
To surge up or overflow.
Webster's New World

(intransitive) To contribute to the honour, shame etc. of a person or organisation. [from 15th c.]


Origin of Redound

  • From Anglo-Norman redounder, Middle French redonder, and their source, Latin rÄ“dundō, from rÄ“ + undō (“surge"), from unda (“a wave").

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English redounden to flow abundantly from Old French redonder from Latin redundāre to overflow redundant

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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