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English noun: redress

1. redress (possession) a sum of money paid in compensation for loss or injury

Synonymsamends, damages, indemnification, indemnity, restitution

Broader (hypernym)compensation

Narrower (hyponym)actual damages, atonement, compensatory damages, exemplary damages, expiation, general damages, nominal damages, punitive damages, relief, satisfaction, smart money

2. redress (act) act of correcting an error or a fault or an evil

Synonymsremediation, remedy

Broader (hypernym)correction, rectification

Narrower (hyponym)salve

English verb: redress

1. redress (social) make reparations or amends for

SamplesRight a wrongs done to the victims of the Holocaust.

Synonymscompensate, correct, right

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

Narrower (hyponym)aby, abye, atone, expiate, over-correct, overcompensate


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