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A.Word.A.Day--redoundPronunciation: WAV or RealAudio
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.
X-BonusIf words are to enter men's minds and bear fruit, they must be the right words shaped cunningly to pass men's defenses and explode silently and effectually within their minds. -J.B. Phillips