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redressverb [T]

 us   /rɪˈdres/ fml
to ​correct a ​wrong: Affirmative ​action to ​helpminorities is ​intended to redress ​wrongs.
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"redress" in British English

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redressverb [T]

uk   us   /rɪˈdres/ formal

redressnoun [U]

uk   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 ​industrialtribunal to seek redress for the way his ​employers had ​discriminated against him.
(Definition of redress from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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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 ​substantialrise to redress a 30% ​decline in ​salaries.
redress the balance to make a ​situationfairer 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 ​businesscustomers could seek redress for bouncedcheques and ​overdraftcharges. get/receive/obtain redress financial/​legal redress
(Definition of redress from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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