[ ree-dres ]
/ riˈdrɛs /

verb (used with object)

to dress again.

Origin of re-dress

First recorded in 1730–40; re- + dress
Can be confusedre-dress redress (see synonym study at redress) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for re-dress

  • 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
  • (b) When the following vowel is an accented syllable; o-blige, re-dress.

    Division of Words|Frederick W. Hamilton
  • Miss Fancy had apparently to re-dress herself, judging from the length of her absence.

    Mr. Prohack|E. Arnold Bennett
  • We have to re-dress the septic things with H2O2, which keeps them going till they can be specially treated at the base.

British Dictionary definitions for re-dress


/ (riːˈdrɛs) /


(tr) to dress (something) again

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