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re•dound  (ri dound),USA pronunciation v.i. 
  1. to have a good or bad effect or result, as to the advantage or disadvantage of a person or thing.
  2. to result or accrue, as to a person.
  3. to come back or reflect upon a person as to honor or disgrace (usually followed by on or upon).
  • Latin redundāre to overflow, equivalent. to red- red- + undāre to surge (derivative of unda wave; compare undulate); compare redundant
  • Middle French redonder
  • Middle English redounden 1350–1400


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

redound /rɪˈdaʊnd/ vb
  1. (intr; followed by)to: to have an advantageous or disadvantageous effect (on): brave deeds redound to your credit
  2. (intr; followed by) to recoil or rebound
  3. (transitive) archaic to reflect; bring: his actions redound dishonour upon him
Etymology: 14th Century: from Old French redonder, from Latin redundāre to stream over, from red- re + undāre to rise in waves, from unda a wave



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