[ ree-di-rekt, -dahy- ]
/ ˌri dɪˈrɛkt, -daɪ- /

verb (used with object)

to direct again.
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.


Law. pertaining to the examination of a witness by the party calling him or her, after cross-examination.

Origin of redirect

First recorded in 1835–45; re- + direct

Related forms

re·di·rec·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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/ (ˌriːdɪˈrɛkt, ˌriːdaɪ-) /

verb (tr)

to direct (someone or something) to a different place or by a different route

Derived Forms

redirection, noun
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