1 (redound to) formal Contribute greatly to (a person’s credit or honour): his latest diplomatic effort will redound to his credit
More example sentences
- Whether these efforts will redound to the benefit of taxpayers, will only be known come Budget Day 2004.
- I heard one caller to a radio show suggest that this might redound to our benefit, since all they understand in that region is strength.
- I assure you that it will redound to the social, academic and financial well-being of us all.
2 (redound upon) archaic Come back upon; rebound on: may his sin redound upon his head!
[probably by association with rebound1]
late Middle English (in the sense 'surge up, overflow'): from Old French redonder, from Latin redundare 'surge', from re(d)- 'again' + unda 'a wave'.