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1‘people no longer take to the barricades to redress wrongs’
rectify, correct, make right, put right, set right, right, put to rights, compensate for, sort out, deal with, amend, remedy, repair, fix, cure, heal, make good, reform, harmonize, retrieve, improve, better, ameliorate, adjust, resolve, settle, square
informal patch up
2‘bad news is drowning out the good news, but we aim to redress the balance’
even up, regulate, adjust, equalize, make level, regularize, correct
1‘their best hope of redress lay in court action’
compensation, reparation, restitution, recompense, repayment, damages, indemnity, indemnification
requital, retribution, satisfaction, remedy, comeback
justice, atonement, amends
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