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[ree-dres] /riˈdrɛs/
verb (used with object)
to dress again.
Origin of re-dress
First recorded in 1730-40; re- + dress
Can be confused
re-dress, redress (see synonym study at redress) Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for re-dress
Historical Examples
  • (b) When the following vowel is an accented syllable; o-blige, re-dress.

    Division of Words Frederick W. Hamilton
  • With that he hastily slipped on a scanty covering of clothes and set to work to re-dress Tom's wounds.

    Camp Venture

    George Cary Eggleston
  • We have to re-dress the septic things with H2O2, which keeps them going till they can be specially treated at the base.

  • Miss Fancy had apparently to re-dress herself, judging from the length of her absence.

    Mr. Prohack

    E. Arnold Bennett
British Dictionary definitions for re-dress


(transitive) to dress (something) again
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