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Definition of "redound" [re•dound]

  • To have an effect or consequence: deeds that redound to one's discredit. (verb-intransitive)
  • To return; recoil: Glory redounds upon the brave. (verb-intransitive)
  • To contribute; accrue. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "redound" in a sentence
  • "| Reply | Permalink kudos for the nice usage of "redound", Greg."
  • "The things laid to thy charge whereof thou hast spoken, whether such as redound to thy credit, or mere false accusations, are publicly known."
  • "The latest debacle -- the fight to extend unemployment insurance and the payroll tax cut -- appears to have demonstrably hurt the Republicans and helped the Democrats especially the president, and one might expect that ensuing fights will redound similarly, i.e., the public appears to be internalizing the meme that the Democrats are fighting for the middle class while the Republicans are fighting for the rich."