Definition of redress in English:


Syllabification: re·dress
Pronunciation: /rəˈdres/


[with object]
1Remedy or set right (an undesirable or unfair situation): the power to redress the grievances of our citizens
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  • On Thursday he set about redressing that situation.
  • This new facility will certainly redress this situation.
  • This film was designed to redress that situation.
rectify, correct, right, put to rights, compensate for, amend, remedy, make good, resolve, settleeven up, regulate, equalize
1.1 archaic Set upright again: some ambitious architect being called to redress a leaning wall


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Remedy or compensation for a wrong or grievance: those seeking redress for an infringement of public law rights
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  • The plaintiff voluntarily seeks redress from these defendants.
  • Only the company can seek redress for such wrongs.
  • The agreement provides for adequate redress for the wrongs.


Middle English: the verb from Old French redresser; the noun via Anglo-Norman French redresse.


redress the balance

Take action to restore equality in a situation.
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  • This is the first step to redressing the balance.
  • This major review of fares regulation - the first since privatisation - is part of redressing the balance between taxpayers and fare payers.
  • It now leads with eight new comments (two against, six for), somewhat redressing the balance.



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  • This is usually understood as meaning injustice, hardship which should not have arisen, something that is wider than legally redressable damage.


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  • These ‘open hearings’ give women an opportunity to air their views, grievances and seek redressal on the spot.
  • Since I don't seek financial redressal, this is the action I propose to take against all concerned with your website.
  • It had asked them to seek redressal of their grievances from the High Court.


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  • Originating in sectarian rivalry for land in Ulster, they had become general redressers of rural grievances, with overwhelmingly local concerns.
  • A wrong is unredressed when retribution overtakes its redresser.

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