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

rebound, redound, resound. Unabridged
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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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Example sentences
It even suggests that some of the manipulations designed to lure our dollars may redound to our own good.
Strenuous efforts in that direction will redound to the public good.
In many cases, the benefits of these policies do not redound to low-income groups, but go to relatively well-off groups instead.
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