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 for redound
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Redound \Re*dound"\ (r?*dound"), v. i. [imp. & p. p.
     Redounded; p. pr. & vb. n. Redounding.] [F. redonder, L.
     redundare; pref. red-, re-, re- + undare to rise in waves or
     surges, fr. unda a wave. See Undulate, and cf.
     Redundant.]
     1. To roll back, as a wave or flood; to be sent or driven
        back; to flow back, as a consequence or effect; to
        conduce; to contribute; to result.
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              The evil, soon
              Driven back, redounded as a flood on those
              From whom it sprung.                  --Milton.
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              The honor done to our religion ultimately redounds
              to God, the author of it.             --Rogers.
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              both . . . will devour great quantities of paper,
              there will no small use redound from them to that
              manufacture.                          --Addison.
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     2. To be in excess; to remain over and above; to be
        redundant; to overflow.
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              For every dram of honey therein found,
              A pound of gall doth over it redound. --Spenser.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Redound \Re*dound"\, n.
     1. The coming back, as of consequence or effect; result;
        return; requital.
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              We give you welcome; not without redound
              Of use and glory to yourselves ye come. --Tennyson.
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     2. Rebound; reverberation. [R.] --Codrington.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  redound
      v 1: return or recoil; "Fame redounds to the heroes"
      2: contribute; "Everything redounded to his glory"
      3: have an effect for good or ill; "Her efforts will redound to
         the general good"

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