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redirect

[ree-di-rekt, -dahy-] /ˌri dɪˈrɛkt, -daɪ-/
verb (used with object)
1.
to direct again.
2.
to change the direction or focus of:
He redirected the children's energies toward building a sand castle instead of throwing sand at each other.
adjective
3.
Law. pertaining to the examination of a witness by the party calling him or her, after cross-examination.
Origin of redirect
1835-1845
First recorded in 1835-45; re- + direct
Related forms
redirection, noun
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redirect

/ˌriːdɪˈrɛkt; ˌriːdaɪ-/
verb (transitive)
1.
to direct (someone or something) to a different place or by a different route
Derived Forms
redirection, noun
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Word Origin and History for redirection

redirect

v.

1805 (implied in redirected), from re- "back, again" + direct (v.). Related: Redirecting.

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