redound


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Redound \Re*dound"\ (r?*dound"), v. i. [imp. & p. p.
   Redounded; p. pr. & vb. n. Redounding.] [F. redonder, L.
   redundare; pref. red-, re-, re- + undare to rise in waves or
   surges, fr. unda a wave. See Undulate, and cf.
   Redundant.]
   1. To roll back, as a wave or flood; to be sent or driven
      back; to flow back, as a consequence or effect; to
      conduce; to contribute; to result.
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            The evil, soon
            Driven back, redounded as a flood on those
            From whom it sprung.                  --Milton.
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            The honor done to our religion ultimately redounds
            to God, the author of it.             --Rogers.
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            both . . . will devour great quantities of paper,
            there will no small use redound from them to that
            manufacture.                          --Addison.
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   2. To be in excess; to remain over and above; to be
      redundant; to overflow.
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            For every dram of honey therein found,
            A pound of gall doth over it redound. --Spenser.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Redound \Re*dound"\, n.
   1. The coming back, as of consequence or effect; result;
      return; requital.
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            We give you welcome; not without redound
            Of use and glory to yourselves ye come. --Tennyson.
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   2. Rebound; reverberation. [R.] --Codrington.
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