redound upon

redound upon
archaic rebound on.

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  • redound — ► VERB 1) (redound to) formal contribute greatly to (a person s credit or honour). 2) (redound upon) archaic rebound on. ORIGIN Latin redundare surge , from unda a wave …   English terms dictionary

  • redound — [rɪ daʊnd] verb 1》 (redound to) formal contribute greatly to (a person s credit or honour). 2》 (redound upon) archaic rebound on. Origin ME: from OFr. redonder, from L. redundare surge , from re(d) again + unda a wave …   English new terms dictionary

  • redound — [ri dound′] vi. [ME redounden < MFr redonder < L redundare, to overflow < re(d) , intens. + undare, to surge, swell < unda, a wave: see WATER] 1. to have a result or effect (to the credit or discredit, etc. of someone or something) 2 …   English World dictionary

  • redound — /rəˈdaʊnd / (say ruh downd) verb (i) 1. to have an effect or result, as to the advantage, disadvantage, credit, or discredit of a person or thing: *If successful, it will redound to the credit of every one of you. –frank clune, 1937. 2. to result …  

  • redound — /ri downd /, 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… …   Universalium

  • redound — re•dound [[t]rɪˈdaʊnd[/t]] v. i. 1) to have a good or bad effect; work to one s advantage or disadvantage 2) to result or accrue 3) to reflect upon a person as honor or disgrace (usu. followed by on or upon) • Etymology: 1350–1400; ME < MF… …   From formal English to slang

  • redound — v.intr. 1 (foll. by to) (of an action etc.) make a great contribution to (one s credit or advantage etc.). 2 (foll. by upon, on) come as the final result to; come back or recoil upon. Etymology: ME, orig. = overflow, f. OF redonder f. L redundare …   Useful english dictionary

  • redound — verb /rɪˈdaʊnd,rəˈdaʊnd/ a) To result in, to contribute (to a specified situation or consequence). I must wait and see whether the situation redounds to my advantage. b) To attach, come back, accrue (to or upon someone). The fact that in one case …   Wiktionary

  • bear upon — verb have an effect upon (Freq. 1) Will the new rules affect me? • Syn: ↑affect, ↑impact, ↑bear on, ↑touch on, ↑touch • Derivationally related forms: ↑i …   Useful english dictionary

  • international relations — a branch of political science dealing with the relations between nations. [1970 75] * * * Study of the relations of states with each other and with international organizations and certain subnational entities (e.g., bureaucracies and political… …   Universalium

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