What does the word redound mean?

Usage examples for redound

  1. Bully Tom talked very loudly for some time of " having the law of" the rival ghost; but finding, perhaps, that the story did not redound to his credit, was unwilling to give it further publicity, and changed his mind. – Melchior's Dream and Other Tales by Juliana Horatia Ewing
  2. Invoking the blessings of the Almighty upon your deliberations at your present important session, my ardent hope is that in a spirit of harmony and concord you may be guided to wise results, and such as may redound to the happiness, the honor, and the glory of our beloved country. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various