Redress meaning

rĭ-drĕs
To set right; rectify or remedy, often by making compensation for (a wrong, grievance, etc.)
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The definition of a redress is an action taken to pay back or fix something.

An example of a redress is the money that you pay to repair something you broke.

noun
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The act of redressing; rectification or reformation.
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Satisfaction for wrong or injury; reparation.
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(now rare) To make amends to.
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A compensation or satisfaction, as for a wrong done.
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To make amends or compensation to; to relieve of anything unjust or oppressive; to bestow relief upon.
verb
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To set right (an undesirable situation, for example); remedy or rectify.
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To set right, as a wrong; to repair, as an injury; to make amends for; to remedy; to relieve from.
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To redecorate a previously existing film set so that it can double for another set.
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To redress is defined as to fix something that was wrong.

An example of to redress is to pay to remove a wine stain from a friend’s dress.

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To make amends to.

Felt he should be redressed for the loss.

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The act of redressing.
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To put in order again; to set right; to emend; to revise.
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The act of redressing; a making right; reformation; correction; amendment.
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A setting right, as of wrong, injury, or oppression; as, the redress of grievances; hence, relief; remedy; reparation; indemnification.
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One who, or that which, gives relief; a redresser.
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To dress again.
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The redecoration of a previously existing film set so that it can double for another set.

This is a redress of the office set.

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Relief, restitution, or damages.; a way of seeking remedy once the statute of limitations has expired. See also relief, remedy, recovery, and restitution.
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redress the balance
  • to make a fair adjustment; see that justice is done
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

redress the balance

Origin of redress

  • Middle English redressen from Old French redrecier re- re- drecier to arrange dress

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

  • From Anglo-Norman redrecier and Middle French redresser, from re- + drecier (“dress").

    From Wiktionary

  • re- +"Ž dress.

    From Wiktionary