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[ree-di-rekt, -dahy-] /ˌri dɪˈrɛkt, -daɪ-/
verb (used with object)
to direct again.
to change the direction or focus of:
He redirected the children's energies toward building a sand castle instead of throwing sand at each other.
Law. pertaining to the examination of a witness by the party calling him or her, after cross-examination.
1835-45; re- + direct
Related forms
redirection, noun Unabridged
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  • It will be realized by professors taking leadership to redirect public policy.
  • If you're not sure what to do next, you need to think about how to redirect your skills.
  • Their scientists and engineers need to redirect their focus to develop sources of energy such as safe nuclear power plants.
  • When the projectile exits slam the door shut and redirect the radioactive steam back underground.
  • When the projectile exits slam the door shut and redirect the radioactive steam into the water.
  • If you believe that rich people have wormed their way into the political system and used it to redirect wealth to themselves.
  • Old posts will remain here, and a permanent redirect update post will be put up.
  • Tuck is more of a factor on plays away in which he's quick to redirect and chase from the backside.
  • Smooth curves and angled edges used to redirect radar waves have become the telltale features of stealth design ever since.
British Dictionary definitions for redirect


/ˌriːdɪˈrɛkt; ˌriːdaɪ-/
verb (transitive)
to direct (someone or something) to a different place or by a different route
Derived Forms
redirection, noun
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Word Origin and History for redirect

1805 (implied in redirected), from re- "back, again" + direct (v.). Related: Redirecting.

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