Redress - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |rɪˈdres|  American pronunciation of the word redress
Brit.  |rɪˈdrɛs|  British pronunciation of the word redress

noun

- a sum of money paid in compensation for loss or injury (syn: amends, damages, indemnification, indemnity, restitution)
- act of correcting an error or a fault or an evil (syn: remediation, remedy)

verb

- make reparations or amends for (syn: compensate, correct, right)

Examples

It is time to redress the injustices of the past.

...the belief that redressing a murder with another murder, even if carried out by the state, is not morally justified...

...the new skis were certainly an adequate redress for the lost snowboard...

You should confess and redress your errors.

Little could be done to redress the situation.

Affirmative action was meant to redress the balance (=make the situation fair) for minorities.

The only hope of redress is in a lawsuit.

They are continuing their legal battle to seek some redress from the government.

The government must redress the imbalance (=put it right) in spending on black and white children.

a policy that aims to redress racial inequalities

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: redress
he/she/it: redresses
present participle: redressing
past tense: redressed
past participle: redressed
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