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Word of the Day
Monday, November 19, 2001

Definitions for redound

  1. To have a consequence or effect.
  2. To return; to rebound; to reflect.
  3. To become added or transferred; to accrue.

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Citations for redound
Even if we don't officially round them up, as we did with Japanese Americans in World War II, the unofficial acts of meanness and hatred against those who look like our blood enemies are likely to redound to our shame. William Raspberry, Washington Post
Women are so inclined to vote Democratic that a Republican drive to get out the women's vote may actually redound to the Democrats' advantage. Ruth Conniff, The Progressive
Origin of redound
Redound, originally "to be in excess or to overflow," derives from Latin redundare, "to overflow, to be in abundance or excess," from re- + unda, "wave."