- to dress again.
Origin of re-dress
- 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.
Origin of redress
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Examples from the Web for redressing
How would an Israeli-Palestinian peace contribute to redressing any of those problems?President Obama Gets Real on Israel
March 23, 2013
Hot Coffee lends a strong voice to those who favor fundamental fairness in redressing well-founded claims.Scalding Takedown on Tort Reform
Gerald L. Shargel
June 24, 2011
Is it not hard that I should be stabbed in the dark, and have no means of redressing myself?Miss Mackenzie
The task of redressing wrongs has not been confined to one Party.The Oppressed English
Instead of redressing his memory now, you would only distress his spirit.Erema
R. D. Blackmore
As she talked she busied herself with the redressing of her hair.Marjorie Dean College Junior
Marjorie, who had preceded her, was just finishing the redressing of her hair.Marjorie Dean College Freshman
- to put right (a wrong), esp by compensation; make reparation forto 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 cureto seek redress of grievances
- compensation, amends, or reparation for a wrong, injury, etc
- relief from poverty or want
- (tr) to dress (something) again
Word Origin and History for redressing
mid-14c., "to correct, reform;" late 14c., "restore, put right" (a wrong, error, offense); "repair; relieve; improve; amend," from Old French redrecier "reform, restore, rebuild" (Modern French redresser), from re- "again" (see re-) + drecier "to straighten, arrange" (see dress (v.)). Formerly used in many more senses than currently. Related: Redressed; redressing.