- to dress again.
Origin of re-dress
- the setting right of what is wrong: redress of abuses.
- relief from wrong or injury.
- compensation or satisfaction for a wrong or injury.
- to set right; remedy or repair (wrongs, injuries, etc.).
- to correct or reform (abuses, evils, etc.).
- to remedy or relieve (suffering, want, etc.).
- to adjust evenly again, as a balance.
Origin of redress
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Examples from the Web for redressed
We live in an age where everything is to be redressed by a Parliament.The Martins Of Cro' Martin, Vol. I (of II)
Charles James Lever
You fled to me from cruel lords, and I redressed your wrongs.
Any wrongful and direct application of force is redressed by that action.The Common Law
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
Joe redressed in the Haer kilts and proceeded to headquarters.Mercenary
Dallas McCord Reynolds
At the point where they ended, I redressed and put on my motor.High Adventure
James Norman Hall
- to put right (a wrong), esp by compensation; make reparation forto redress a grievance
- to correct or adjust (esp in the phrase redress the balance)
- to make compensation to (a person) for a wrong
- the act or an instance of setting right a wrong; remedy or cureto seek redress of grievances
- compensation, amends, or reparation for a wrong, injury, etc
- relief from poverty or want
- (tr) to dress (something) again
Word Origin and History for redressed
mid-14c., "to correct, reform;" late 14c., "restore, put right" (a wrong, error, offense); "repair; relieve; improve; amend," from Old French redrecier "reform, restore, rebuild" (Modern French redresser), from re- "again" (see re-) + drecier "to straighten, arrange" (see dress (v.)). Formerly used in many more senses than currently. Related: Redressed; redressing.