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.
- re·dress·a·ble, re·dress·i·ble, adjective
- re·dress·er, re·dres·sor, noun
- un·re·dress·a·ble, adjective
- re-dress, redress (see synonym study at the current entry)
How to use redress in a sentence
Bry has said her business background would have led her to sniff out the bad lease – which kept the city from seeking redress when the building turned out to need serious renovations.
Grievances cannot be redressed unless they are known; and they cannot be known but through complaints and petitions.The Loyalists of America and Their Times, Vol. 1 of 2 | Egerton Ryerson
Therefore I redressed and sat with the light still out, gazing across the starlit bay.The Czar's Spy | William Le Queux
A short, sharp curve in the middle of that iron fire-poker is eloquent of a wrong redressed.The Fiend's Delight | Dod Grile
Then with the quiet dignity of one who has redressed a grievous wrong, surrendered himself unto the law this worthy old man.The Fiend's Delight | Dod Grile
Nor, in spite of the immense reforms introduced during the last hundred years, have all these grievances been redressed.Secret Societies And Subversive Movements | Nesta H. Webster
British Dictionary definitions for redress (1 of 2)
to put right (a wrong), esp by compensation; make reparation for: to 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 cure: to seek redress of grievances
compensation, amends, or reparation for a wrong, injury, etc
relief from poverty or want
- redressable or redressible, adjective
- redresser or rare redressor, noun
British Dictionary definitions for re-dress (2 of 2)
(tr) to dress (something) again
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