Definition of readdress in English:



[with object]
  • 1Change the address written or printed on (a letter or parcel)

    ‘the mail is then readdressed and forwarded’
    • ‘The positioning of the enclosed message card will automatically completely re-address said postal card so to be re-mailed again when stapled together.’
    • ‘To get publicity that would keep his opponents at bay, Angelo, more literate than the judge suspected, readdressed this deadly ‘ticket’ to his Northern allies.’
    • ‘She tapes the envelope back together and readdresses it.’
    • ‘The returning officer can re-address the envelope to you at your home address on receipt of the returned envelope from the prison authorities.’
    send on, post on, redirect, pass on
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  • 2Look at or attend to (an issue or problem) once again.

    ‘an opportunity for the balance of resources between residential care and community care to be readdressed’
    ‘they have to readdress themselves to the problem of defeating the other teams’
    • ‘Take it out of that system and dress it up as art and it you re-empower it with true meaning and readdress the full horror of the original.’
    • ‘I suggest that this is an appropriate time to readdress some of those issues and some of the cost.’
    • ‘If they are serious about securing a European place next season then they will have to readdress this issue urgently.’
    • ‘They have leaked 24 goals and scored just 10 in just 11 games and unless the former Welsh coach can readdress these problems soon then a long hard season lies in store.’
    • ‘Continually readdressing the basics in such a manner might seem wasteful, but the fact remains that if your online presence isn't clearly working to benefit your business, it's not working at all.’
    • ‘Farmers will certainly have to readdress their production levels for the future in the context of decoupling.’
    • ‘Mayor Vickie Petersen said the council had the right to readdress issues if a vote was lost.’
    • ‘I don't think anyone would protest if he said that he thought it was time that the art world readdressed itself to the needs of the general public.’
    • ‘The 1940 statement readdressed the ideals of the 1915 declaration, but appeared less hostile to religious institutions.’
    • ‘Here, I have readdressed the oft-noted observation that the size of the dentary increased during the course of synapsid evolution.’
    • ‘Indeed, he went further, to say that he sees the need to readdress some of these issues.’
    • ‘Therefore, recent studies have readdressed the question whether a normal clinical evaluation alone is sufficient to conclude that a patient does not have a brain metastasis or if a brain CT scan is necessary.’
    • ‘Locking New Zealand in at rates of 33 percent and 39 percent, with the difference between the income rates for trusts and personal income tax, and, of course, for corporate tax, needs to be readdressed.’
    • ‘I talked about this once last year at FCA, but it needs to be readdressed.’
    • ‘It is also important to readdress these issues periodically.’
    • ‘If I wanted to carry on any kind of career, I had to readdress my life in some ways.’
    • ‘However, as an increasing number of high profile hack attacks and virus outbreaks have received extensive media coverage, this belief has had to be readdressed by all organisations.’
    • ‘The seminar continued during the third workshop to readdress ongoing themes and introduce new ones.’
    • ‘Through fantasy play, children can readdress these issues in activities with other children.’
    • ‘If we want to reverse the situation we shall have to readdress ourselves whoever we are and wherever we may be.’