From King Dictionary of Contemporary Englishredressre‧dress1 /rɪˈdres/ verb [transitive] formal CORRECTto correct something that is wrong or unfair Little could be done to redress the situation. Affirmative action was meant to redress the balance (=make the situation fair) for minorities.→ See Verb table
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redressBut we should be clear that we are redressing a difference, not discovering an identity.Saving Sierra Leone is, as much as anything else, about redressing the awful imbalance in life chances the war created.So when the press was biased towards the political right, television coverage would redress the balance by leaning to the left.In other words, it was only through hostilities that the Spartans felt they could redress the balance.But, for a few months, de Lattre infused his troops with the conviction that they might redress the dismal situation.To redress the imbalance between the photograph and the original he emphasizes the need for more original art in more public places.If this happens, it is then impossible to redress the situation.She felt constrained creatively by the reactions of the critics, even making conscious interventions to redress their interpretations.Congress has done little to redress these injustices.redress the situationIf this happens, it is then impossible to redress the situation.They wanted something to be done, quickly, to redress the situation.Any attempt to redress the situation backfired.But little could be done to redress the situation since the houses were in just as bad a position as the growers.
redressre‧dress2 /rɪˈdres $ ˈriːdres/ noun [uncountable] formal SCLmoney that someone pays you because they have caused you harm or damaged your property SYN compensation The only hope of redress is in a lawsuit.
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redressUnless there is any redress to this distortion, the marginal products of labour will not be equal.We were wrong to look for redress from others when we should be taking the wrong done to our master upon ourselves.Because of the limited liability of shareholders, creditors had no redress.We had no one to speak for us, we had no redress.The families of the victims chose to pursue the action because it was the only form of redress open to them.The courts provide the means of redress for victims of crime.Equally, you may have a right of redress if you are dismissed for failure to comply with an unjust order.It is normal to restrict both the amounts involved and the timescale for seeking redress.One remains a slave for as long as one still addresses the master and seeks redress from the master.
From King Business Dictionaryredressre‧dress /rɪˈdres/ noun [uncountable] formal something, especially money, that you want or get from someone because they have caused you harm or damaged your propertyShe is seeking redress in the courts.Origin redress1 (1300-1400) Old French redrecier, from drecier to make straight