intr.v. re·dound·ed, re·dound·ing, re·dounds
1. To have an effect or consequence: deeds that redound to one's discredit.
2. To return; recoil: "covered her with a ridicule that would redound upon their son" (Louise Auchincloss).
[Middle English redounden, to flow abundantly, from Old French redonder, from Latin redundāre, to overflow; see REDUNDANT.]
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