- (intr; followed by)to: to have an advantageous or disadvantageous effect (on): brave deeds redound to your credit
- (intr; followed by) to recoil or rebound
- (transitive) archaic to reflect; bring: his actions redound dishonour upon him
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
- to have a good or bad effect or result, as to the advantage or disadvantage of a person or thing.
- to result or accrue, as to a person.
- 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