from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To have an effect or consequence: deeds that redound to one's discredit.
- intransitive v. To return; recoil: Glory redounds upon the brave.
- intransitive v. To contribute; accrue.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To result in, to contribute (to a specified situation or consequence).
- v. To attach, come back, accrue (to or upon someone).
- v. To arise or occur in consequence (from or out of something).
- v. To swell, surge up (of waves, liquid etc.).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The coming back, as of consequence or effect; result; return; requital.
- n. Rebound; reverberation.
- intransitive v. 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.
- intransitive v. To be in excess; to remain over and above; to be redundant; to overflow.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To overflow; be redundant; be in excess; remain over and above.
- To be sent, rolled, or driven back; roll or flow back, as a wave; rebound.
- To conduce; result; turn out; have effect.
- n. The coming back, as of consequence or effect; result; reflection; return.
- n. Reverberation; echo.
- n. Imp. Dict.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. have an effect for good or ill
- v. return or recoil
- v. contribute
| 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.
Moreover, one can probably expect that ensuing fights will redound similarly, as 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.
This misperception of the war effort generates tangible effects that redound specifically to the executive's benefit.
NFL revenues run to $8 billion a year and, as Forbes magazine frequently points out, many other benefits redound to owners of sports franchises, even if those benefits don't show up on franchise balance sheets.
The practice itself may not redound to the benefit of the school but barring unusual circumstances, it's not so manifestly unjust as to be condemnable outright.
But as I highlighted in the post, such a practice is unlikely to redound to the benefit of the school, a point both you and Leiter agree with I think, and it's not a practice I recommend, even if it's a practice I might think is not unreasonable in some small number of cases.
“So a united Romulan Empire would redound to the benefit of the Pact,” Alizome concluded, “and therefore to the benefit of the Tzenkethi Coalition.”
It ought to redound to Islamic disgrace that it continues to do so.