redress Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “redress” in the English Dictionary

"redress" in British English

See all translations

redressverb [T]

uk   /rɪˈdres/  us   /rɪˈdres/ formal

redressnoun [U]

uk   /rɪˈdres/  us   /rɪˈdres/ formal
money that you have to pay to someone else because you have injured that person or treated them badly: He went to the industrial tribunal to seek redress for the way his employers had discriminated against him.
(Definition of redress from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"redress" in American English

See all translations

redressverb [T]

 us   /rɪˈdres/ fml
to correct a wrong: Affirmative action to help minorities is intended to redress wrongs.
(Definition of redress from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"redress" in Business English

See all translations

redressverb [T]

uk   us   /rɪˈdres/ formal
to put right a wrong action, or give payment for something wrong that has been done: The association had called for a substantial rise to redress a 30% decline in salaries.
redress the balance
to make a situation fairer and more equal: The code was intended to help redress the balance between powerful retailers and their suppliers.

redressnoun [U]

uk   /rɪˈdres/  us   /ˈriːdres/ LAW
money or something else that someone receives because they have been injured or treated badly: Millions of personal and business customers could seek redress for bounced cheques and overdraft charges. get/receive/obtain redress financial/legal redress
(Definition of redress from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of redress?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“redress” in British English

“redress” in Business English

A bunch of stuff about plurals
A bunch of stuff about plurals
by ,
May 24, 2016
by Colin McIntosh One of the many ways in which English differs from other languages is its use of uncountable nouns to talk about collections of objects: as well as never being used in the plural, they’re never used with a or an. Examples are furniture (plural in German and many other languages), cutlery (plural in Italian), and

Read More 

Word of the Day

shade

to prevent direct light from shining on something

Word of the Day

convo noun
convo noun
May 23, 2016
informal a conversation The convo around concussions mostly focuses on guys who play football, but Chastain thinks that this whole thing could be a headache for women too.

Read More