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Meaning of “redirect” in the English Dictionary

"redirect" in British English

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redirectverb [T]

uk   us   /ˌriː.daɪˈrekt/ /-dɪ-/
to ​change the ​direction of something, ​especially to ​send a ​letter to a new ​address: Resources must be redirected into the many under-funded ​areas of ​education. Please redirect any mail that ​arrives for me to my ​address in Ottawa.
(Definition of redirect from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"redirect" in Business English

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redirectverb [T]

uk   us   /ˌriːdɪˈrekt/
to use ​money, ​assets, etc. for a different ​purpose from the one they were originally intended for: redirect sth (from sth) to sth Cost ​savings have ​allowedcompanies to redirect ​resources to other ​projects.redirect money/resources/funds Some of the ​moneydriving the ​internetadvertisingboom has been redirected from ​televisionmarketingbudgets.redirect sth into/toward(s) sth Most of the ​subsidies are redirected to ​environmentalschemes. Prices have been ​slashed by 15%, with ​advertisingrevenues redirected towards younger, more ​upmarketbuyers.
COMMUNICATIONS to ​sendmail to someone's new ​address: We ​asked the Post ​Office to redirect all our ​mail.
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COMMUNICATIONS if someone redirects a ​telephonecall, the ​callautomatically goes through to a second ​number, rather than the one originally called: redirect sth to sth More than 15,000 ​studentssigned up to a ​scheme to have all their ​calls redirected to a ​personalnumber.
(Definition of redirect from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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