The verb redress is used when you are supposed to fix a problem and make amends. You want your parents to redress the fact that you don't have a pet. Your parents offer to get a hamster, but instead, you say you want a monkey.

Redress can be used as both a noun and a verb. In the noun form, it is the compensation for setting something right. As a verb it means to correct, right a wrong, or make restitution for something. The union organizers wanted the company to redress the fact that workers weren't getting lunch breaks.

Definitions of redress
  1. verb
    make reparations or amends for
    synonyms: compensate, correct, right
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    treat unjustly; do wrong to
    over-correct, overcompensate
    make excessive corrections for fear of making an error
    aby, abye, atone, expiate
    make amends for
    type of:
    alter, change, modify
    cause to change; make different; cause a transformation
  2. noun
    a sum of money paid in compensation for loss or injury
    synonyms: amends, damages, indemnification, indemnity, restitution
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    (law) redress awarded by a court
    actual damages, compensatory damages, general damages
    (law) compensation for losses that can readily be proven to have occurred and for which the injured party has the right to be compensated
    nominal damages
    (law) a trivial sum (usually $1.00) awarded as recognition that a legal injury was sustained (as for technical violations of a contract)
    exemplary damages, punitive damages, smart money
    (law) compensation in excess of actual damages (a form of punishment awarded in cases of malicious or willful misconduct)
    atonement, expiation, satisfaction
    compensation for a wrong
    double damages
    twice the amount that a court would normally find the injured party entitled to
    treble damages
    three times the amount that a court would normally find the injured party entitled to
    type of:
    something (such as money) given or received as payment or reparation (as for a service or loss or injury)
  3. noun
    act of correcting an error or a fault or an evil
    synonyms: remediation, remedy
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    anything that remedies or heals or soothes
    type of:
    correction, rectification
    the act of offering an improvement to replace a mistake; setting right
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