Definitions for redressˈri drɛs, rɪˈdrɛs; rɪˈdrɛs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

re-dress′(v.t.)-dressed, -dress•ing.

re•dress*ˈri drɛs, rɪˈdrɛs; rɪˈdrɛs(n.; v.)-dressed, -dress•ing.

  1. (n.)the setting right of what is morally wrong.

  2. relief from wrong or injury.

  3. compensation for such wrong or injury.

  4. (v.t.)to remedy (wrongs, injuries, etc.).

  5. to correct (abuses, evils, etc.).

  6. to relieve (suffering, want, etc.).

  7. to adjust evenly again, as a balance.

* Syn: redress , reparation , restitution suggest making amends or giving compensation for a wrong. redress may refer either to the act of setting right an unjust situation or to satisfaction sought or gained for a wrong suffered: the redress of grievances.reparation refers to compensation or satisfaction for a wrong or loss inflicted. The word may have the moral idea of amends, but more frequently it refers to financial compensation: to make reparation for one's neglect; the reparations demanded of the aggressor nations. restitution means literally the giving back of what has been taken from the lawful owner, but may refer to restoring the equivalent of what has been taken: The servant convicted of robbery made restitution to his employer.

Origin of redress:

1275–1325; (v.) ME < MF redresser, OF redrecier= re-re - + drecier to straighten (see dress ); (n.) ME < AF redresse, redresce, der. of the v.



Princeton's WordNet

  1. damages, amends, indemnity, indemnification, restitution, redress(noun)

    a sum of money paid in compensation for loss or injury

  2. redress, remedy, remediation(verb)

    act of correcting an error or a fault or an evil

  3. right, compensate, redress, correct(verb)

    make reparations or amends for

    "right a wrongs done to the victims of the Holocaust"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Redress(verb)

    to dress again

  2. Redress(verb)

    to put in order again; to set right; to emend; to revise

  3. Redress(verb)

    to set right, as a wrong; to repair, as an injury; to make amends for; to remedy; to relieve from

  4. Redress(verb)

    to make amends or compensation to; to relieve of anything unjust or oppressive; to bestow relief upon

  5. Redress(noun)

    the act of redressing; a making right; reformation; correction; amendment

  6. Redress(noun)

    a setting right, as of wrong, injury, or opression; as, the redress of grievances; hence, relief; remedy; reparation; indemnification

  7. Redress(noun)

    one who, or that which, gives relief; a redresser


  1. Redress

    In film, a redress is the redecoration of an existing movie set, so that it can double for another set. This saves the trouble and expenses of constructing a second, new set, though they face the difficulty of doing it so the average viewer does not notice the same set is reused. Also there could be logistical problems, such as conflicting shooting schedules, continuity if the set isn't quite the same as it was or different. The latter problem arises because the set dresser may be unaware of changes created by the action.

Translations for redress

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(money etc which is paid as) compensation for some wrong that has been done.

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