Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To set right (an undesirable situation, for example); remedy or rectify. synonym: correct.
  • transitive verb To make amends to.
  • noun Satisfaction for wrong or injury; reparation.
  • noun The act of redressing; rectification or reformation.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To dress again, in any sense: as, to redress furniture or leather; to redress a wound.
  • To set up or upright; make erect; reërect.
  • To set right again; restore; amend; mend.
  • To put right, as a wrong; remedy; repair, relieve against, as an injury: as, to redress injuries; to redress grievances. See redress, n., 2.
  • To relieve of anything unjust or oppressive; bestow relief upon; compensate; make amends to.
  • To rise again; reërect one's self.
  • noun A setting right again; a putting into proper order; amendment; reformation.
  • noun Deliverance from wrong, injury, or oppression; removal of grievances or oppressive burdens; undoing of wrong; reparation; indemnification.
  • noun Synonyms Relief, amends, compensation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To dress again.
  • noun rare The act of redressing; a making right; reformation; correction; amendment.
  • noun A setting right, as of wrong, injury, or opression; ; hence, relief; remedy; reparation; indemnification.
  • noun One who, or that which, gives relief; a redresser.
  • transitive verb rare To put in order again; to set right; to emend; to revise.
  • transitive verb To set right, as a wrong; to repair, as an injury; to make amends for; to remedy; to relieve from.
  • transitive verb To make amends or compensation to; to relieve of anything unjust or oppressive; to bestow relief upon.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To put in order again; to set right; to emend; to revise.
  • verb To set right, as a wrong; to repair, as an injury; to make amends for; to remedy; to relieve from.
  • verb To make amends or compensation to; to relieve of anything unjust or oppressive; to bestow relief upon.
  • verb obsolete, transitive To put upright again; to restore.
  • noun The act of redressing; a making right; reformation; correction; amendment.
  • noun A setting right, as of wrong, injury, or oppression; as, the redress of grievances; hence, relief; remedy; reparation; indemnification.
  • noun One who, or that which, gives relief; a redresser.
  • verb To dress again.
  • verb To redecorate a previously existing film set so that it can double for another set.
  • noun The redecoration of a previously existing film set so that it can double for another set.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun act of correcting an error or a fault or an evil
  • verb make reparations or amends for
  • noun a sum of money paid in compensation for loss or injury

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English redressen, from Old French redrecier : re-, re- + drecier, to arrange; see dress.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Anglo-Norman redrecier and Middle French redresser, from re- + drecier ("dress").

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

re- +‎ dress.

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