redress

  • 1 redress — re‧dress [rɪˈdres] noun [uncountable] formal something, especially money, that you want or get from someone because they have caused you harm or damaged your property: • She is seeking redress in the courts. * * * Ⅰ. redress UK US /rɪˈdres/ verb… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 2 redress — re·dress /ri dres, rē ˌdres/ n 1 a: relief from distress b: a means of obtaining a remedy 2: compensation (as damages) for wrong or loss re·dress /ri dres/ vt Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of La …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 Redress — Re*dress (r?*dr?s ), v. t. [F. redresser to straighten; pref. re re + dresser to raise, arrange. See {Dress.}] [1913 Webster] 1. To put in order again; to set right; to emend; to revise. [R.] [1913 Webster] The common profit could she redress.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 Redress — Re*dress , n. 1. The act of redressing; a making right; reformation; correction; amendment. [R.] [1913 Webster] Reformation of evil laws is commendable, but for us the more necessary is a speedy redress of ourselves. Hooker. [1913 Webster] 2. A… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 redress — ► VERB 1) remedy or set right. 2) archaic set upright again. ► NOUN ▪ remedy or compensation for a wrong or grievance. ● redress the balance Cf. ↑redress the balance ORIGIN …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 redress — [ri dres′; ] for n., usually [ rē′dres΄] vt. [ME redressen < OFr redrecier: see RE & DRESS] 1. to set right; rectify or remedy, often by making compensation for (a wrong, grievance, etc.) 2. Now Rare to make amends to n. 1. a compensation or… …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 redress — vb emend, remedy, amend, *correct, rectify, reform, revise Analogous words: *relieve, lighten, alleviate, assuage, mitigate, allay: repair, *mend redress n *reparation, amends, restitution, indemnity Analogous words: compensation, offsettin …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 8 redress — [n] help, compensation aid, amendment, amends, assistance, atonement, balancing, change, conciliation, correction, cure, ease, indemnity, justice, offsetting, payment, quittance, recompense, rectification, reestablishment, reformation,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 9 Redress — Re*dress (r?*dr?s ), v. t. [Pref. re + dress.] To dress again. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 10 redress — (v.) mid 14c., from O.Fr. redrecier, from re again (see RE (Cf. re )) + drecier to straighten, arrange (see DRESS (Cf. dress) (v.)). Formerly used in many more senses than currently. Related: Redressed; redressing …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 11 redress — [[t]rɪdre̱s[/t]] redresses, redressing, redressed (The noun is also pronounced [[t]ri͟ːdres[/t]] in American English.) 1) VERB If you redress something such as a wrong or a complaint, you do something to correct it or to improve things for the… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 redress — I UK [rɪˈdres] / US noun [uncountable] formal something that you do for someone or money that you give to them as a way of improving a bad situation that you are responsible for Employees with complaints may seek redress through the courts. II UK …

    English dictionary

  • 13 redress — redressable, redressible, adj. redresser, redressor, n. n. /ree dres, ri dres /; v. /ri dres /, n. 1. the setting right of what is wrong: redress of abuses. 2. relief from wrong or injury. 3. compensation or satisfaction for a wrong or injury.… …

    Universalium

  • 14 redress — re|dress1 [rıˈdres] v [T] formal [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: redrecier, from drecier to make straight ] to correct something that is wrong or unfair ▪ Little could be done to redress the situation . ▪ Affirmative action was meant to… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 redress — re|dress1 [ rı dres ] verb transitive FORMAL to improve a bad situation that you are responsible for by doing something for someone or giving them money: MAKE UP FOR: We want to redress some of the injustices of the past. redress the balance to… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 redress — I. transitive verb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French redresser to set upright, restore, redress, from re + dresser to set straight more at dress Date: 14th century 1. a. (1) to set right ; remedy < looked to charity, not to legislation …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 17 Redress — In film, a redress is the redecoration of an existing movie set, so that it can double for another set. This saves the trouble and expenses of constructing a second, new set, though they face the difficulty of doing it so the average viewer does… …

    Wikipedia

  • 18 redress — 1 verb (T) formal 1 to correct something that is wrong or unfair: redressing the racial inequalities of society today 2 redress the balance to make a situation fair or equal when it has been unfair or unequal: If one species breeds too much, the… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 redress — re•dress n. [[t]ˈri drɛs, rɪˈdrɛs[/t]] v. [[t]rɪˈdrɛs[/t]] n. v. dressed, dress•ing. n. 1) the setting right of what is morally wrong 2) relief from wrong or injury 3) compensation for such wrong or injury 4) to remedy (wrongs, injuries, etc.) 5) …

    From formal English to slang

  • 20 redress — 1. verb /ɹɪˈdɹɛs,ɹiˈdɹɛs,ɹəˈdɹɛs a) To put in order again; to set right; to emend; to revise. ‘Well,’ sayde Sir Palomydes, ‘than shall ye se how we shall redresse oure myghtes!’ b) To set right, as a wrong; to …

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