redound upon


verb (used without object)
to have a good or bad effect or result, as to the advantage or disadvantage of a person or thing.
to result or accrue, as to a person.
to come back or reflect upon a person as to honor or disgrace (usually followed by on or upon ).

1350–1400; Middle English redounden < Middle French redonder < Latin redundāre to overflow, equivalent to red- red- + undāre to surge (derivative of unda wave; cf. undulate); cf. redundant

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redound (rɪˈdaʊnd)
vb (to) (on or upon)
1.  to have an advantageous or disadvantageous effect (on): brave deeds redound to your credit
2.  to recoil or rebound
3.  archaic (intr) to arise; accrue: wealth redounding from wise investment
4.  archaic (tr) to reflect; bring: his actions redound dishonour upon him
[C14: from Old French redonder, from Latin redundāre to stream over, from red-re + undāre to rise in waves, from unda a wave]

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Word Origin & History

1382, "to overflow," from O.Fr. redonder "overflow, abound" (12c.), from L. redundare "to overflow" (see redundant). Meaning "to flow or go back" (to a place or person) is from 1382; hence "to rebound" (c.1500), and "to contribute to" (the credit, honor, etc.), c.1500.
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