redound

Part of speech: verb

To contribute; conduce, as to one's credit.

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Usage examples "redound":

  1. Then he took counsel with his wife, who had no inkling of the permission he desired, as he addressed her with these words: " My beloved lady, my heart and soul, my treasure, joy, and happiness, grant me now a favour which will redound to your honour and to mine." - "Four Arthurian Romances "Erec et Enide", "Cliges", "Yvain", and "Lancelot"", Chretien DeTroyes.
  2. 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", Juliana Horatia Ewing.
  3. 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", Various.