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REDRESS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does redress mean? 

REDRESS (noun)
  The noun REDRESS has 2 senses:

1. a sum of money paid in compensation for loss or injury
2. act of correcting an error or a fault or an evil

  Familiarity information: REDRESS used as a noun is rare.


REDRESS (verb)
  The verb REDRESS has 1 sense:

1. make reparations or amends for

  Familiarity information: REDRESS used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


REDRESS (noun)


Sense 1redress [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A sum of money paid in compensation for loss or injury

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Synonyms:

amends; damages; indemnification; restitution; redress; indemnity

Hypernyms ("redress" is a kind of...):

compensation (something (such as money) given or received as payment or reparation (as for a service or loss or injury))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "redress"):

relief ((law) redress awarded by a court)

actual damages; compensatory damages; general damages ((law) compensation for losses that can readily be proven to have occurred and for which the injured party has the right to be compensated)

nominal damages ((law) a trivial sum (usually $1.00) awarded as recognition that a legal injury was sustained (as for technical violations of a contract))

exemplary damages; punitive damages; smart money ((law) compensation in excess of actual damages (a form of punishment awarded in cases of malicious or willful misconduct))

atonement; expiation; satisfaction (compensation for a wrong)


Sense 2redress [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Act of correcting an error or a fault or an evil

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

remediation; remedy; redress

Hypernyms ("redress" is a kind of...):

correction; rectification (the act of offering an improvement to replace a mistake; setting right)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "redress"):

salve (anything that remedies or heals or soothes)


REDRESS (verb)


Sense 1redress [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make reparations or amends for

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

redress; right; correct; compensate

Context example:

right a wrongs done to the victims of the Holocaust

Hypernyms (to "redress" is one way to...):

alter; change; modify (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "redress"):

over-correct; overcompensate (make excessive corrections for fear of making an error)

aby; abye; atone; expiate (make amends for)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


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