re-dress

[ree-dres]
verb (used with object)
to dress again.

Origin:
1730–40; re- + dress

re-dress, redress (see synonym study at redress).
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redress

[n. ree-dres, ri-dres; v. ri-dres]
noun
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.
verb (used with object)
4.
to set right; remedy or repair (wrongs, injuries, etc.).
5.
to correct or reform (abuses, evils, etc.).
6.
to remedy or relieve (suffering, want, etc.).
7.
to adjust evenly again, as a balance.

Origin:
1275–1325; (v.) Middle English redressen < Middle French redresser, Old French redrecier, equivalent to re- re- + drecier to straighten (see dress); (noun) Middle English < Anglo-French redresse, redresce, derivative of the v.

redressable, redressible, adjective
redresser, redressor, noun
unredressable, adjective

re-dress, redress (see synonym study at the current entry).


1. restoration, remedy, atonement. Redress, reparation, restitution suggest making amends or giving indemnification for a wrong. Redress may refer either to the act of setting right an unjust situation (as by some power), or to satisfaction sought or gained for a wrong suffered: the redress of grievances. Reparation means compensation or satisfaction for a wrong or loss inflicted. The word may have the moral idea of amends: to make reparation for one's neglect; but more frequently it refers to financial compensation (which is asked for, rather than given): the reparations demanded of the aggressor nations. Restitution means literally the restoration of what has been taken from the lawful owner: He demanded restitution of his land; it may also refer to restoring the equivalent of what has been taken: They made him restitution for his land. 5. amend, mend, emend, right, rectify, adjust. 6. ease.
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redress (rɪˈdrɛs)
 
vb
1.  to put right (a wrong), esp by compensation; make reparation for: to redress a grievance
2.  to correct or adjust (esp in the phrase redress the balance)
3.  to make compensation to (a person) for a wrong
 
n
4.  the act or an instance of setting right a wrong; remedy or cure: to seek redress of grievances
5.  compensation, amends, or reparation for a wrong, injury, etc
6.  relief from poverty or want
 
[C14: from Old French redrecier to set up again, from re- + drecier to straighten; see dress]
 
re'dressable
 
adj
 
re'dressible
 
adj
 
re'dresser
 
n
 
re'dressor
 
n

re-dress (riːˈdrɛs)
 
vb
(tr) to dress (something) again

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redress
mid-14c., from O.Fr. redrecier, from re- "again" + drecier "to straighten, arrange." Formerly used in many more senses than currently.
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Example sentences
Affirmative action is an effort to redress the lack of representation in some small way.
To try to redress public finances, scrapping large parts of the welfare state is unavoidable.
Let's take the opportunity to redress them as quickly as possible.
Great litigators shape the law and provide redress for the injured.
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