Meaning of “redirect” in the English Dictionary

"redirect" in English

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redirectverb [ T ]

uk /ˌriː.daɪˈrekt/ /ˌriː.dɪˈrekt/ us /ˌriː.daɪˈrekt/ /ˌriː.dɪˈrekt/

(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 /ˌriːdɪˈrekt/ us

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 allowed companies to redirect resources to other projects.
redirect money/resources/funds Some of the money driving the internet advertising boom has been redirected from television marketing budgets.
redirect sth into/toward(s) sth Most of the subsidies are redirected to environmental schemes.
Prices have been slashed by 15%, with advertising revenues redirected towards younger, more upmarket buyers.

COMMUNICATIONS to send mail to someone's new address:

We asked the Post Office to redirect all our mail.

COMMUNICATIONS if someone redirects a telephone call, the call automatically goes through to a second number, rather than the one originally called:

redirect sth to sth More than 15,000 students signed up to a scheme to have all their calls redirected to a personal number.

(Definition of “redirect” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)