Definition of redouble in English:


Syllabification: re·dou·ble
Pronunciation: /rēˈdəbəl


  • 1Make or become much greater, more intense, or more numerous: [with object]: we will redouble our efforts to reform agricultural policy [no object]: pressure to solve the problem has redoubled
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    • Charles attempted to exploit the rift between army and Parliament and redoubled his efforts to persuade the Scots to assist him.
    • In Beijing Duan redoubled his efforts to strengthen his position.
    • At the same time, Europe and America must redouble their efforts to strengthen the imperfect but necessary system of international governance.
  • 1.1 [no object] Bridge Double a bid already doubled by an opponent.
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    • The games can be doubled and redoubled as in bridge.


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  • A call that doubles a bid already doubled by an opponent.
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    • The players now bid as in Contract Bridge (doubles and redoubles are allowed), until one player passes.
    • If someone then bids higher, any previous doubles and redoubles are cancelled.


late Middle English: from French redoubler, from re- 'again' + doubler 'to double'. The noun dates from the early 20th century.

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