Definition of Redound

1. Verb. Return or recoil. "Fame redounds to the heroes"

Generic synonyms: Return



2. Verb. Contribute. "Everything redounded to his glory"
Generic synonyms: Accrue

3. Verb. Have an effect for good or ill. "Her efforts will redound to the general good"
Generic synonyms: Affect, Bear On, Bear Upon, Impact, Touch, Touch On

Definition of Redound

1. v. i. To roll back, as a wave or flood; to be sent or driven back; to flow back, as a consequence or effect; to conduce; to contribute; to result.

2. n. The coming back, as of consequence or effect; result; return; requital.

Definition of Redound

1. Verb. To result in, to contribute (''to'' a specified situation or consequence). ¹

2. Verb. To attach, come back, accrue (''to'' or ''upon'' someone). ¹

3. Verb. To arise or occur in consequence (''from'' or ''out of'' something). ¹

4. Verb. (obsolete) To swell, surge up (''of waves, liquid etc.''). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Redound

1. to have an effect or consequence [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Redound

redophile
redophiles
redos
redouble
redoubled
redoubler
redoublers
redoubles
redoubling
redoubt
redoubtable
redoubtably
redoubted
redoubting
redoubts
redound (current term)
redounded
redounding
redounds
redout
redouts
redowa
redowas
redownload
redownloaded
redownloading
redownloads
redox
redox electrode
redox indicator

Literary usage of Redound

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1. A General Collection of the Best and Most Interesting Voyages and Travels in by John Pinkerton (1812)
"... will redound to him ; and therefore it is but juil to take this opportunity of reviving his reputation. ..."

2. A Concise Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1901)
"redound Recuperative, tending to recover. Recur. ... OF redouter, MF redoubler, to fear. See Re- and Doubt. redound. ..."

3. Pennsylvania Archives by Samuel Hazard, John Blair Linn, William Henry Egle, Pennsylvania Dept. of Public Instruction, George Edward Reed, Pennsylvania State Library, Thomas Lynch Montgomery, Gertrude MacKinney, Charles Francis Hoban (1877)
"God grant that the whole may redound to the glory of His name and the general advantage and safety of us all, and that we may te directed by His Divine ..."

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