redound (v.) late 14c., "to overflow," from O.Fr. redonder "overflow, abound" (12c.), from L. redundare "to overflow" (see REDUNDANT (Cf. redundant)). Meaning "to flow or go back" (to a place or person) is from late 14c.; hence "to rebound" (c.1500), and "to contribute to" (the credit, honor, etc.), c.1500. Related: Redounded; redounding.

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  • Redound — Re*dound (r?*dound ), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Redounded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Redounding}.] [F. redonder, L. redundare; pref. red , re , re + undare to rise in waves or surges, fr. unda a wave. See {Undulate}, and cf. {Redundant}.] 1. To roll back, as… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • redound — ► VERB 1) (redound to) formal contribute greatly to (a person s credit or honour). 2) (redound upon) archaic rebound on. ORIGIN Latin redundare surge , from unda a wave …   English terms dictionary

  • Redound — Re*dound , n. 1. The coming back, as of consequence or effect; result; return; requital. [1913 Webster] We give you welcome; not without redound Of use and glory to yourselves ye come. Tennyson. [1913 Webster] 2. Rebound; reverberation. [R.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • redound — I verb accrue, arise, cause, conduce, contribute, effect, ensue, flow from, follow, germinate from, influence, lead, proceed, redundare, result, spring, sprout from, yield II index result Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • redound — [ri dound′] vi. [ME redounden < MFr redonder < L redundare, to overflow < re(d) , intens. + undare, to surge, swell < unda, a wave: see WATER] 1. to have a result or effect (to the credit or discredit, etc. of someone or something) 2 …   English World dictionary

  • redound — rebound, redound 1. Rebound is pronounced with the stress on the first syllable as a noun and with the stress on the second syllable as a verb. 2. The image with the verb rebound is of something bouncing back, and with redound it is of a tide or… …   Modern English usage

  • redound — v. (formal) (d; intr.) to redound to ( to affect ) (her success redounds to the credit of her teachers) * * * [rɪ daʊnd] (formal) (d; intr.) to redound to (her success redounds to the credit of her teachers; to affect ) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • redound — [rɪ daʊnd] verb 1》 (redound to) formal contribute greatly to (a person s credit or honour). 2》 (redound upon) archaic rebound on. Origin ME: from OFr. redonder, from L. redundare surge , from re(d) again + unda a wave …   English new terms dictionary

  • redound — UK [rɪˈdaʊnd] / US verb [intransitive] Word forms redound : present tense I/you/we/they redound he/she/it redounds present participle redounding past tense redounded past participle redounded very formal to produce a particular result that is a… …   English dictionary

  • redound — /rəˈdaʊnd / (say ruh downd) verb (i) 1. to have an effect or result, as to the advantage, disadvantage, credit, or discredit of a person or thing: *If successful, it will redound to the credit of every one of you. –frank clune, 1937. 2. to result …  

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