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

v make reparations or amends for

compensate, correct, right
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

n a sum of money paid in compensation for loss or injury

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)

n act of correcting an error or a fault or an evil

remediation, remedy
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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