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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
1. To contribute to (someone's credit, honor, etc.).
2. To come back upon.
From Old French redonder (to overflow), from Latin redundare (to overflow), from red-/re- (back) + undare (to surge). Ultimately from the Indo-European root wed- (water, wet), which also gave us water, winter, hydrant, redundant, otter, and vodka. Earliest documented use: before 1382.
"The Prime Minister stated that such an arrangement could redound to the benefit of Barbadians."
Pipeline Link With T&T Soon?; The Barbados Advocate; Mar 11, 2012.
"MIT officials fear that the explosion in the harbor will redound badly on Tech."
Janet Maslin; 'The Technologists' by Matthew Pearl; The New York Times; Feb 22, 2012.
See more usage examples of redound in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.
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