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

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • 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.
  • n. A setting right again; a putting into proper order; amendment; reformation.
  • n. Deliverance from wrong, injury, or oppression; removal of grievances or oppressive burdens; undoing of wrong; reparation; indemnification.
  • n. Synonyms Relief, amends, compensation.
  • To dress again, in any sense: as, to redress furniture or leather; to redress a wound.

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

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

Etymologies

Middle English redressen, from Old French redrecier : re-, re- + drecier, to arrange; see dress.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Anglo-Norman redrecier and Middle French redresser, from re- + drecier ("dress"). (Wiktionary)
re- +‎ dress. (Wiktionary)

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