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Definition of "redress" []

  • To set right; remedy or rectify. (verb-transitive)
  • To make amends to. (verb-transitive)
  • To make amends for. See Synonyms at correct. (verb-transitive)
  • To adjust (a balance, for example). (verb-transitive)
  • Satisfaction for wrong or injury; reparation. See Synonyms at reparation. (noun)

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 "redress" in a sentence
  • "He seized upon the best apartments, and carried himself with so much haughtiness, that, provoked beyond endurance, I ordered my horse, and, accompanied by my honest courtiers, rode to Rouen to obtain redress from the governor."
  • "Reprieve is petitioning the Lahore High Court to demand redress from the Pakistani government, ministries and agencies for so far failing to uphold these rights."
  • "While he admits the £30,000 maximum for redress is not high, he believes most cases will relate to small amounts of money."