redress

  

Definitions (2)

1.To compensate or set a situation right. After an argument, the person at fault might offer an apology in order to redress the situation.
2.Law: To compensate someone monetarily for some damages that they experienced. "The courts decided that I was entitled to some compensation for my injury, so they ordered redress from the defendant."

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  • After debating the point for what seemed like endless hours the boss had to redress his stance and go with our side.

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  • Although she was still angry, Betsy had to admit she was impressed by Walter's apologetic attempts to redress the situation and his desire to make things right.

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  • The man was looking for the right words to say to his son to redress the situation, he knew he was at fault but the words weren't flowing so easily.

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