redress


redress
redress [n] help, compensation aid, amendment, amends, assistance, atonement, balancing, change, conciliation, correction, cure, ease, indemnity, justice, offsetting, payment, quittance, recompense, rectification, reestablishment, reformation, rehabilitation, relief, remedy, remission, remodeling, renewal, repair, reparation, reprisal, requital, restitution, retribution, return, revision, reward, reworking, satisfaction, vengeance; concepts 344,712 —Ant. hurt, injury redress [v] change, rectify adjust, amend, annul, balance, cancel, compensate, correct, counteract, countercheck, dial back*, ease, even out, frustrate, make amends, make reparation, make restitution, make up for, mend, negate, negative, neutralize, pay for, pay one’s dues*, put right*, recalibrate, recompense, reform, regulate, relieve, remedy, repair, restore, revise, square, turn around, turn over new leaf*, turn things around*, vindicate; concepts 126,697 —Ant. worsen

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  • redress — re‧dress [rɪˈdres] noun [uncountable] formal something, especially money, that you want or get from someone because they have caused you harm or damaged your property: • She is seeking redress in the courts. * * * Ⅰ. redress UK US /rɪˈdres/ verb… …   Financial and business terms

  • redress — re·dress /ri dres, rē ˌdres/ n 1 a: relief from distress b: a means of obtaining a remedy 2: compensation (as damages) for wrong or loss re·dress /ri dres/ vt Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of La …   Law dictionary

  • Redress — Re*dress (r?*dr?s ), v. t. [F. redresser to straighten; pref. re re + dresser to raise, arrange. See {Dress.}] [1913 Webster] 1. To put in order again; to set right; to emend; to revise. [R.] [1913 Webster] The common profit could she redress.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Redress — Re*dress , n. 1. The act of redressing; a making right; reformation; correction; amendment. [R.] [1913 Webster] Reformation of evil laws is commendable, but for us the more necessary is a speedy redress of ourselves. Hooker. [1913 Webster] 2. A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • redress — ► VERB 1) remedy or set right. 2) archaic set upright again. ► NOUN ▪ remedy or compensation for a wrong or grievance. ● redress the balance Cf. ↑redress the balance ORIGIN …   English terms dictionary

  • redress — [ri dres′; ] for n., usually [ rē′dres΄] vt. [ME redressen < OFr redrecier: see RE & DRESS] 1. to set right; rectify or remedy, often by making compensation for (a wrong, grievance, etc.) 2. Now Rare to make amends to n. 1. a compensation or… …   English World dictionary

  • redress — vb emend, remedy, amend, *correct, rectify, reform, revise Analogous words: *relieve, lighten, alleviate, assuage, mitigate, allay: repair, *mend redress n *reparation, amends, restitution, indemnity Analogous words: compensation, offsettin …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Redress — Re*dress (r?*dr?s ), v. t. [Pref. re + dress.] To dress again. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • redress — (v.) mid 14c., from O.Fr. redrecier, from re again (see RE (Cf. re )) + drecier to straighten, arrange (see DRESS (Cf. dress) (v.)). Formerly used in many more senses than currently. Related: Redressed; redressing …   Etymology dictionary

  • redress — [[t]rɪdre̱s[/t]] redresses, redressing, redressed (The noun is also pronounced [[t]ri͟ːdres[/t]] in American English.) 1) VERB If you redress something such as a wrong or a complaint, you do something to correct it or to improve things for the… …   English dictionary


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