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re·dress

 (rĭ-drĕs′)
tr.v. re·dressed, re·dress·ing, re·dress·es
1. To set right (an undesirable situation, for example); remedy or rectify. See Synonyms at correct.
2. To make amends to: felt he should be redressed for the loss.
n. (also rē′drĕs)
1. Satisfaction for wrong or injury; reparation.
2. The act of redressing; rectification or reformation.

[Middle English redressen, from Old French redrecier : re-, re- + drecier, to arrange; see dress.]

re·dress′er, re·dres′sor n.

redress

(rɪˈdrɛs)
vb (tr)
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]
reˈdressable, reˈdressible adj
reˈdresser, reˈdressor n

re-dress′


v.t.

re•dress

(n. ˈri drɛs, rɪˈdrɛs; v. rɪˈdrɛs)

n., v. -dressed, -dress•ing. n.
1. the setting right of what is morally wrong.
2. relief from wrong or injury.
3. compensation for such wrong or injury.
v.t.
4. to remedy (wrongs, injuries, etc.).
5. to correct (abuses, evils, etc.).
6. to relieve (suffering, want, etc.).
7. to adjust evenly again, as a balance.
[1275–1325; (v.) Middle English < Middle French redresser, Old French redrecier= re- re- + drecier to straighten (see dress); (n.) Middle English < Anglo-French redresse, redresce, derivative of the v.]
re•dress′a•ble, re•dress′i•ble, adj.
re•dress′er, re•dres′sor, n.
syn: redress, reparation, restitution suggest making amends or giving compensation for a wrong. redress may refer either to the act of setting right an unjust situation or to satisfaction sought or gained for a wrong suffered: the redress of grievances. reparation refers to compensation or satisfaction for a wrong or loss inflicted. The word may have the moral idea of amends, but more frequently it refers to financial compensation: to make reparation for one's neglect; the reparations demanded of the aggressor nations. restitution means literally the giving back of what has been taken from the lawful owner, but may refer to restoring the equivalent of what has been taken: The servant convicted of robbery made restitution to his employer.

redress


Past participle: redressed
Gerund: redressing

Imperative
redress
redress
Present
I redress
you redress
he/she/it redresses
we redress
you redress
they redress
Preterite
I redressed
you redressed
he/she/it redressed
we redressed
you redressed
they redressed
Present Continuous
I am redressing
you are redressing
he/she/it is redressing
we are redressing
you are redressing
they are redressing
Present Perfect
I have redressed
you have redressed
he/she/it has redressed
we have redressed
you have redressed
they have redressed
Past Continuous
I was redressing
you were redressing
he/she/it was redressing
we were redressing
you were redressing
they were redressing
Past Perfect
I had redressed
you had redressed
he/she/it had redressed
we had redressed
you had redressed
they had redressed
Future
I will redress
you will redress
he/she/it will redress
we will redress
you will redress
they will redress
Future Perfect
I will have redressed
you will have redressed
he/she/it will have redressed
we will have redressed
you will have redressed
they will have redressed
Future Continuous
I will be redressing
you will be redressing
he/she/it will be redressing
we will be redressing
you will be redressing
they will be redressing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been redressing
you have been redressing
he/she/it has been redressing
we have been redressing
you have been redressing
they have been redressing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been redressing
you will have been redressing
he/she/it will have been redressing
we will have been redressing
you will have been redressing
they will have been redressing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been redressing
you had been redressing
he/she/it had been redressing
we had been redressing
you had been redressing
they had been redressing
Conditional
I would redress
you would redress
he/she/it would redress
we would redress
you would redress
they would redress
Past Conditional
I would have redressed
you would have redressed
he/she/it would have redressed
we would have redressed
you would have redressed
they would have redressed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.redress - a sum of money paid in compensation for loss or injuryredress - a sum of money paid in compensation for loss or injury
compensation - something (such as money) given or received as payment or reparation (as for a service or loss or injury)
relief - (law) redress awarded by a court; "was the relief supposed to be protection from future harm or compensation for past injury?"
actual damages, compensatory damages, general damages - (law) compensation for losses that can readily be proven to have occurred and for which the injured party has the right to be compensated
nominal damages - (law) a trivial sum (usually $1.00) awarded as recognition that a legal injury was sustained (as for technical violations of a contract)
exemplary damages, punitive damages, smart money - (law) compensation in excess of actual damages (a form of punishment awarded in cases of malicious or willful misconduct)
atonement, expiation, satisfaction - compensation for a wrong; "we were unable to get satisfaction from the local store"
2.redress - act of correcting an error or a fault or an evilredress - act of correcting an error or a fault or an evil
correction, rectification - the act of offering an improvement to replace a mistake; setting right
salve - anything that remedies or heals or soothes; "he needed a salve for his conscience"
Verb1.redress - make reparations or amends for; "right a wrongs done to the victims of the Holocaust"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
over-correct, overcompensate - make excessive corrections for fear of making an error
aby, abye, atone, expiate - make amends for; "expiate one's sins"

redress

verb
1. make amends for, pay for, make up for, compensate for, put right, recompense for, make reparation for, make restitution for Victims are turning to litigation to redress wrongs done to them.
2. put right, reform, balance, square, correct, ease, repair, relieve, adjust, regulate, remedy, amend, mend, rectify, even up, restore the balance redress the economic imbalance
noun
1. amends, payment, compensation, reparation, restitution, atonement, recompense, requital, quittance a legal battle to seek some redress from the government

redress

verb
1. To make right what is wrong:
2. To exact revenge for or from:
Informal: fix.
Archaic: wreak.
Idioms: even the score, get back at, get even with, pay back in kind, settle accounts, take an eye for an eye.
3. To give compensation to:
noun
Translations
إصْلاح، تَعْويض، إنْصافيُصْلِح، يُعَوِّض، يُنْصِف
náhradanahradit
afhjælpegodtgørelsegøre god igen
bæta fyrirbætur
atstatyti pusiausvyrą
atlīdzībaatlīdzinātkompensācijakompensēt
düzeltmektazminattelâfi etmek

redress

[rɪˈdres]
A. N (= compensation) → compensación f, indemnización f; (for offence) → reparación f; (= satisfaction) → desagravio m
to seek redress forsolicitar compensación por
in such a case you have no redressen tal caso usted no tiene derecho a compensación
B. VT (= compensate for) → reparar, indemnizar; [+ offence] → reparar; [+ fault] → remediar
to redress the balanceequilibrar la balanza

redress

[rɪˈdrɛs]
n (= compensation) → réparation f
vt
[+ wrong, injustice, grievance] → redresser
to redress the balance → rétablir l'équilibre
to redress the imbalance → corriger le déséquilibreRed Riding Hood n (also Little Red Riding Hood) → Le Petit Chaperon rouge

redress

vt one’s errors, wrongswiedergutmachen, sühnen; situationbereinigen; grievancebeseitigen; balancewiederherstellen
n (for errors, wrongs)Wiedergutmachung f; (for grievance)Beseitigung f; to seek redress forWiedergutmachung verlangen für; he set out to seek redress for these grievanceser wollte zu seinem Recht kommen; there is no redressdas steht unumstößlich fest; legal redressRechtshilfe f; to have no redress in lawkeinen Rechtsanspruch haben; but what redress does a manager have against an employee?aber welche Wege stehen dem Manager offen, gegen den Arbeitnehmer zu klagen?; to gain redresszu seinem Recht kommen

redress

[rɪˈdrɛs] (frm)
1. nriparazione f
2. vtriparare
to redress the balance → ristabilire l'equilibrio

redress

(rəˈdres) verb
to set right or compensate for. The company offered the man a large sum of money to redress the harm that their product had done to him.
noun
(money etc which is paid as) compensation for some wrong that has been done.
redress the balance
to make things equal again.

redress

v. volver a vendar; poner un nuevo vendaje; remediar.
References in classic literature ?
He reluctantly departs, but his wrongs weigh upon his spirit, and by-and-by when an opportunity comes to redress them, he outwits Mamma by a shrewd bargain.
He met everywhere, with eyes riveted on his own, heads erect and nostrils expanded, as if each individual present felt himself able and willing, singly, to redress the wrongs of his race.
I can't turn knight-errant, and undertake to redress every individual case of wrong in such a city as this.
Master Hugh, finding he could get no redress, re- fused to let me go back again to Mr.
Dick about her determination to appeal for redress to the laws of her country, and to bring actions for trespass against the whole donkey proprietorship of Dover, until tea-time.
Thou therefore now advise Or hear what to my mind first thoughts present, Let us divide our labours, thou where choice Leads thee, or where most needs, whether to wind The Woodbine round this Arbour, or direct The clasping Ivie where to climb, while I In yonder Spring of Roses intermixt With Myrtle, find what to redress till Noon: For while so near each other thus all day Our task we choose, what wonder if no near Looks intervene and smiles, or object new Casual discourse draw on, which intermits Our dayes work brought to little, though begun Early, and th' hour of Supper comes unearn'd.
These preliminaries settled, he did not care to put off any longer the execution of his design, urged on to it by the thought of all the world was losing by his delay, seeing what wrongs he intended to right, grievances to redress, injustices to repair, abuses to remove, and duties to discharge.
Should it be asked, what is to be the redress for an insurrection pervading all the States, and comprising a superiority of the entire force, though not a constitutional right?
It is for others' good that I ask, to redress great wrong, and to lift much and terrible troubles, that may be more great than you can know.
His hand placed upon his heart was unable to redress its throbbings, while, with the other he wiped the perspiration from his temples.
The officers may write to the papers demanding the heads of the Horse Guards in default of cleaner redress for grievances; the men may break loose across a country town and seriously startle the publicans; but neither officers nor men have it in their composition to mutiny after the continental manner.
This intelligence, whether true or false, so roused the fiery temper of M'Lellan, that he swore, if ever he fell in with Lisa in the Indian country, he would shoot him on the spot; a mode of redress perfectly in unison with the character of the man, and the code of honor prevalent beyond the frontier.