redress
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ɹɪˈdɹɛs/
  • (GA) IPA: /ɹiˈdɹɛs/, /ɹəˈdɹɛs/
Verb

redress (redresses, present participle redressing; past and past participle redressed)

  1. To put in order again; to set#Verb|set right; to revise.
    • 1667, John Milton, Paradise Lost. A Poem Written in Ten Books, London: Printed [by Samuel Simmons], and are to be sold by Peter Parker under Creed Church neer Aldgate; And by Robert Boulter at the Turks Head in Bishopsgate-street; and Matthias Walker, under St. Dunstons Church in Fleet-street, OCLC 767532218 ↗, book IX; republished as John Milton; Elijah Fenton; Samuel Johnson, Paradise Lost, by John Milton. To which are Prefixed, the Life of the Author, by Elijah Fenton; and a Criticism on the Poem, by Dr. Johnson, London: Printed for John Bumpus, Holborn-Bars, 1821, OCLC 563126389 ↗, page 256 ↗:
      Let us divide our labours; thou, where choice / Leads thee, or where most needs, whether to wind / The woodbine round this arbour, or direct / The clasping ivy where to climb; while I, / In yonder spring of roses intermixed / With myrtle, find what to redress till noon: […]
    • 1796 May 10, Alexander Hamilton, letter to George Washington; quoted in George Washington; Jared Sparks, compiler, “Washington's Farewell Address [Appendix, No. III]”, in The Writings of George Washington; being His Correspondence, Addresses, Messages, and Other Papers, Official and Private, Selected and Published from the Original Manuscripts; with a Life of the Author, Notes, and Illustrations, volume XII (Part Fifth; Comprising Speeches and Messages to Congress, Proclamations, and Addresses), Boston, Mass.: American Stationers' Company; John B. Russell; Cambridge, Mass.: Folsom, Wells, and Thurston, 1837, OCLC 29437768 ↗, page 391 ↗:
      Sir; When last in Philadelphia, you mentioned to me your wish that I should re-dress a certain paper, which you had prepared. As it is important, that a thing of this kind should be done with great care, and much at leisure, touched and retouched, I submit a wish, that, as soon as you have given it the body you mean it to have, it may be sent to me.
  2. To set right#Adjective|right (a wrong#Noun|wrong); to repair, (an injury); to make amends for; to remedy#Verb|remedy; to relieve from.
  3. To make amends or compensation to; to relieve of anything unjust or oppressive; to bestow relief upon.
    • 1847, Augustin Thierry; William Hazlitt, transl., “The Anglo-Normans and the English by Race”, in History of the Conquest of England by the Normans: Its Causes, and Its Consequences, in England, Scotland, Ireland, and on the Continent [...] Translated from the 7th Paris edition by William Hazlitt, [...], volume II, London: D. Bogue, OCLC 458279441 ↗; reprinted Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011, ISBN 978-1-108-03024-3, pages=357–358, footnote ↗:
      [Magna Charta] [I]f we, our justiciary, our bailiffs, or any of our officers, shall in any circumstance fail in the performance of them, towards any person, or shall break through any of these articles of peace and security, and the offence be notified to four barons chosen out of the five-and-twenty before mentioned, the said four barons shall repair to us, or our justiciary, if we are out of the realm, and laying open the grievance, shall petition to have it redressed without delay: and if it be not redressed by us, or if we should chance to be out of the realm, if it should not be redressed by our justiciary, within forty days, […] the said five-and-twenty barons, together with the community of the whole kingdom, shall distrain and distress us all the ways possible, by seizing our castles, lands, possessions, and in other manner they can, till the grievance is redressed according to their pleasure; […]
  4. (transitive, obsolete) To put upright again; to restore.
    • a. 1472, Thomas Malory, “Capitulum xviij”, in [Le Morte Darthur], book X, [London: […] by William Caxton], published 31 July 1485, OCLC 71490786 ↗, leaf 222, recto; republished as H[einrich] Oskar Sommer, editor, Le Morte Darthur […], London: Published by David Nutt, […], 1889, OCLC 890162034 ↗, lines 19–21, page 443 ↗:
      Syr ſaid Dynadan I ſhalle give#Middle English|gyue you my beholding#Noun|beholdynge / wel ſaid Palomydes / thenne ſhall ye ſee how we ſhalle redreſſe our mights#Middle English|myghtes
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Translations
  • Russian: исправля́ть
Translations
  • Russian: исправля́ть
Translations
  • Russian: компенси́ровать
Translations
  • Russian: поднима́ть
Noun

redress

  1. The act of redressing; a making right; amendment; correction; reformation.
  2. A setting right, as of injury, oppression, or wrong, such as the redress of grievances; hence, indemnification; relief; remedy; reparation.
    • 1791 December 15 (adoption), First Amendment of the United States Constitution:
      Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
    • 1813 January 26, [Jane Austen], chapter XVI, in Pride and Prejudice: A Novel. In Three Volumes, volume I, London: Printed [by George Sidney] for T[homas] Egerton, […], OCLC 38659585 ↗, page 181 ↗:
      "Good heavens!" cried Elizabeth; "but how could that be?—How could his will be disregarded?—Why did you not seek legal redress?"
  3. One who, or that which, gives relief; a redresser.
Translations
  • Russian: исправле́ние
Translations
  • Russian: восстановле́ние
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ˌɹiːˈdɹɛs/
  • (GA) IPA: /ɹiˈdɹɛs/
Verb

redress (redresses, present participle redressing; past and past participle redressed)

  1. To dress again.
    • 2009, John C. Barber, The Joy of Medical Practice: Forty Years of Interesting Patients (page 22)
      I talked with her mother whenever she was in the room while I redressed the wound.
  2. (film) To redecorate a previously existing film set so that it can double#Verb|double for another set.
Noun

redress (plural redresses)

  1. (film) The redecoration of a previously existing film set so that it can double for another set.



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