Word to the Wise: Redound

To "redound" (rih-DOWND) is to have a consequence or effect. The word is derived from the Latin for "to be in abundance or excess."

Example (as used by Edward L. Widmer in Young America): "[John L.] O’Sullivan busied himself writing would-be contributors, outlining his plan for the enterprise and how its glory would redound to all associated with the project."

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