[ ree-duhb-uhl ]
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verb (used with object),re·dou·bled, re·dou·bling.
  1. to double; make twice as great: If you hope to win that client, you'll have to redouble your efforts to impress her.

  2. to echo or reecho.

  1. Bridge. to double the double of (an opponent).

  2. to go back over: I redoubled my footsteps, trying to find my lost earring.

  3. Archaic. to repeat.

verb (used without object),re·dou·bled, re·dou·bling.
  1. to be doubled; become twice as great.

  2. to be echoed; resound.

  1. Bridge. to double the double of an opponent.

  1. Bridge. the act of doubling one's opponent's double.

  2. Fencing. an attack in a line other than that of the previous attack, made after the failure of the opponent to follow their parry of the previous attack with a riposte.

Origin of redouble

From the Middle French word redoubler, dating back to 1470–80. See re-, double

Other words from redouble

  • re·dou·bler, noun

Words that may be confused with redouble

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How to use redouble in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for redouble


/ (rɪˈdʌbəl) /

  1. to make or become much greater in intensity, number, etc: to redouble one's efforts

  2. to send back (sounds) or (of sounds) to be sent back; echo or re-echo

  1. bridge to double (an opponent's double)

  1. the act of redoubling

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