Definition of redress verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



verbVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they redress
BrE BrE//rɪˈdres//
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈdres//
he / she / it redresses
BrE BrE//rɪˈdresɪz//
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈdresɪz//
past simple redressed
BrE BrE//rɪˈdrest//
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈdrest//
past participle redressed
BrE BrE//rɪˈdrest//
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈdrest//
-ing form redressing
BrE BrE//rɪˈdresɪŋ//
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈdresɪŋ//
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  • BrE BrE//rɪˈdres//
    ; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈdres//
    redress something (formal) to correct something that is unfair or wrong synonym right (5) to redress an injustice
  • Word OriginMiddle English: the verb from Old French redresser; the noun via Anglo-Norman French redresse.Extra examples Attempts were made to redress some of the injustices of the previous regime. For years poorer children have had to put up with a lower quality education, and now is the time to redress the balance. The king did little to redress the grievances of the people.Idioms to make a situation equal or fair again
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