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redound (ri-DOUND) verb intr.

1. To have an effect or consequence.

2. To return; recoil.

3. To contribute; accrue.

[Middle English redounden, to abound, from Old French redonder, from Latin redundare, to overflow.]

"His (Harry Denton) main problem has been isolation, after all, and anything that will bring him closer to his workforce will redound to the company's benefit." Suzy Wetlaufer - HBR, After the Layoffs, What Next?, Harvard Business Review, 1 Sep 1998.

This week's theme: Words with slightly different spelling than some everyday words.


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