[ ree-duhb-uh l ]
/ riˈdʌb əl /

verb (used with object), re·dou·bled, re·dou·bling.

verb (used without object), re·dou·bled, re·dou·bling.


Bridge. the act of doubling one's opponent's double.
Fencing. an attack in a line other than that of the previous attack, made after the failure of the opponent to follow his or her 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

Related forms

re·dou·bler, noun

Can be confused

redouble reduplicate Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for redouble


/ (rɪˈdʌbəl) /


to make or become much greater in intensity, number, etcto redouble one's efforts
to send back (sounds) or (of sounds) to be sent back; echo or re-echo
bridge to double (an opponent's double)


the act of redoubling
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