To return; recoil.
To have a result or effect (to the credit or discredit, etc. of someone or something)
To come back; react; recoil (upon)
(obs.) To surge up or overflow.
To roll back, as a wave or flood; to be sent or driven back.
To have an effect or consequence.
Deeds that redound to one's discredit.
Origin of redound
- 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