redouble

(redirected from redoubles)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal.

re·dou·ble

 (rē-dŭb′əl)
v. re·dou·bled, re·dou·bling, re·dou·bles
v.tr.
1. To double.
2. To repeat.
3. Games To double the doubling bid of (an opponent) in bridge.
v.intr.
1. To become twice as great.
2. Games To double a double in bridge.

re·dou′ble n.

redouble

(rɪˈdʌbəl)
vb
1. to make or become much greater in intensity, number, etc: to redouble one's efforts.
2. to send back (sounds) or (of sounds) to be sent back; echo or re-echo
3. (Bridge) bridge to double (an opponent's double)
n
(Card Games) the act of redoubling

re•dou•ble

(riˈdʌb əl)

v. -bled, -bling,
n. v.t.
1. to double; make twice as great: to redouble one's efforts.
2. to echo or reecho.
3. Bridge. to double the double of (an opponent).
4. Archaic. to repeat.
v.i.
5. to become twice as great.
6. Bridge. to double the double of an opponent.
n.
7. Bridge. the act of redoubling.
[1470–80; < Middle French redoubler. See re-, double]
re•dou′bler, n.

redouble


Past participle: redoubled
Gerund: redoubling

Imperative
redouble
redouble
Present
I redouble
you redouble
he/she/it redoubles
we redouble
you redouble
they redouble
Preterite
I redoubled
you redoubled
he/she/it redoubled
we redoubled
you redoubled
they redoubled
Present Continuous
I am redoubling
you are redoubling
he/she/it is redoubling
we are redoubling
you are redoubling
they are redoubling
Present Perfect
I have redoubled
you have redoubled
he/she/it has redoubled
we have redoubled
you have redoubled
they have redoubled
Past Continuous
I was redoubling
you were redoubling
he/she/it was redoubling
we were redoubling
you were redoubling
they were redoubling
Past Perfect
I had redoubled
you had redoubled
he/she/it had redoubled
we had redoubled
you had redoubled
they had redoubled
Future
I will redouble
you will redouble
he/she/it will redouble
we will redouble
you will redouble
they will redouble
Future Perfect
I will have redoubled
you will have redoubled
he/she/it will have redoubled
we will have redoubled
you will have redoubled
they will have redoubled
Future Continuous
I will be redoubling
you will be redoubling
he/she/it will be redoubling
we will be redoubling
you will be redoubling
they will be redoubling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been redoubling
you have been redoubling
he/she/it has been redoubling
we have been redoubling
you have been redoubling
they have been redoubling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been redoubling
you will have been redoubling
he/she/it will have been redoubling
we will have been redoubling
you will have been redoubling
they will have been redoubling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been redoubling
you had been redoubling
he/she/it had been redoubling
we had been redoubling
you had been redoubling
they had been redoubling
Conditional
I would redouble
you would redouble
he/she/it would redouble
we would redouble
you would redouble
they would redouble
Past Conditional
I would have redoubled
you would have redoubled
he/she/it would have redoubled
we would have redoubled
you would have redoubled
they would have redoubled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.redouble - double in magnitude, extent, or intensity; "The enemy redoubled their screaming on the radio"
escalate, intensify, step up - increase in extent or intensity; "The Allies escalated the bombing"
2.redouble - double again; "The noise doubled and redoubled"
double, duplicate - increase twofold; "The population doubled within 50 years"
3.redouble - make twice as great or intense; "The screaming redoubled"
deepen, intensify - become more intense; "The debate intensified"; "His dislike for raw fish only deepened in Japan"

redouble

verb
1. To make or become twice as great:
2. To make greater in intensity or severity:
Translations
يُضاعِف ثانيَةً
zdvojnásobit
fordoble
megkettőz
tvöfalda
dubultot, divkāršot
iki katına çıkarmak

redouble

[riːˈdʌbl]
A. VT
1. (= intensify) [+ activity, effort] → redoblar, intensificar
2. (Bridge) → redoblar
B. VI
1. (= intensify) → redoblarse, intensificarse
2. (Bridge) → redoblar

redouble

[ˌriːˈdʌbəl] vt
to redouble one's efforts → redoubler d'efforts

redouble

vt
efforts, zeal etcverdoppeln; attacksverstärken
(Bridge) → rekontrieren
vi (zeal, efforts)sich verdoppeln; (attacks)sich verstärken
n (Bridge) → Rekontra nt

redouble

[ˌriːˈdʌbl] vtraddoppiare
to redouble one's efforts → intensificare gli sforzi

redouble

(riˈdabl) verb
to make twice as great. He redoubled his efforts.
References in classic literature ?
D'Artagnan made a sign to Porthos to redouble his watchfulness; then turning to Mazarin:
Every item of intelligence appeared to redouble the astonishment of the islanders, and they gazed at us with inquiring looks.
On these occasions, he would redouble in energy, and declare that black was white, and blue yellow, with much conviction and heat of manner; but in the morning such a licence of debate weighed upon him like a crime, and he would seek out his father, where he walked before breakfast on a terrace overlooking all the vale of Thyme.