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redress

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Definition fix a problem; or make up for a wrong
  • Action must be taken to redress the wrongs of the past.
redress = fix, compensate, or make up for
  • The committee expressed a desire to redress the oversight.
  • redress = fix, compensate, or make up for
  • A fault confessed is half redressed.
    Polish Proverb
  • If their rights are invaded by either, they can make use of the other as the instrument of redress.
    Hamilton, Alexander  --  Federalist Papers Authored by Alexander Hamilton
  • Let me not be understood as saying that there are no bad laws, nor that grievances may not arise for the redress of which no legal provisions have been made. I mean to say no such thing. But I do mean to say that although bad laws, if they exist, should be repealed as soon as possible, still, while they continue in force, for the sake of example they should be religiously observed.
    Abraham Lincoln
  •   Then music with her silver sound
      With speedy help doth lend redress.
    William Shakespeare  --  Romeo and Juliet
  • redress = help (fix the problem)
  • In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms:
    Thomas Jefferson et al.  --  The Declaration of Independence
  • redress = correction (to have the problem fixed)
  • There is no need of any such redress;
    Or if there were, it not belongs to you.
    William Shakespeare  --  Henry IV, Part 2
  • redress = making up for a wrong
  •   What is now amiss
      That Caesar and his
      Senate must redress?
    William Shakespeare  --  Julius Caesar
  • redress = make up for
  • A wrong is unredressed when retribution overtakes its redresser.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Cask of Amontillado
  • unredressed = not made right
    (editor's note:  The prefix "un-" in unredressed means not and reverses the meaning of redressed. This is the same pattern you see in words like unhappy, unknown, and unlucky.)
  • A wrong is unredressed when retribution overtakes its redresser.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Cask of Amontillado
  • redresser = someone who compensates or makes up for a wrong
  • It is equally unredressed when the avenger fails to make himself felt as such to him who has done the wrong.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Cask of Amontillado
  • unredressed = not corrected, or not made right
    (editor's note:  The prefix "un-" in unredressed means not and reverses the meaning of redressed. This is the same pattern you see in words like unhappy, unknown, and unlucky.)
  • I promis'd you redress of these same grievances
    Shakespeare, William  --  King Henry IV, Part 2
  • His hand placed upon his heart was unable to redress its throbbings, while, with the other he wiped the perspiration from his temples.
    Dumas, Alexandre  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • I can't turn knight-errant, and undertake to redress every individual case of wrong in such a city as this.
    Stowe, Harriet Beecher  --  Uncle Tom's Cabin
  • He complains to the Emperor, but without redress.
    Lobo, Father  --  A Voyage to Abyssinia
  • When griping grief the heart doth wound,
     and doleful dumps the mind oppresses,
     then music, with her silver sound,
     with speedy help doth lend redress.
    William Shakespeare
  • To have found a safe redress, but now grow fearful,
    Shakespeare, William  --  King Lear
  • It is hard to be so treated by one of your majesty's officers, and that without redress, on account of the respect I owe the king.
    Dumas, Alexandre  --  The Man in the Iron Mask
  • Or wring redress from you.
    Shakespeare, William  --  Measure for Measure

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