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redound on (someone or something)

1. To have a direct and significant effect or impact on someone or something, typically a negative one. The economic furor in Europe has already begun redounding on us in America. It will be unclear for some time whether the financial blockade of the region will redound on the rebel insurgency in any meaningful way.
2. To recoil back on someone or something, especially in a negative or harmful way. In a horrible vicious circle, the venting of all this anger and frustration redounds on oneself in the form of debilitating stress and anxiety, which in turn simply ends up yielding more anger and frustration. Our desire to exert our mastery over nature is redounding on us now as the effects of climate change begin taking their toll.
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redound upon (someone or something)

1. To have a direct and significant effect or impact on someone or something, typically a negative one. The economic furor in Europe has already begun redounding upon us in America. It will be unclear for some time whether the financial blockade of the region will redound upon the rebel insurgency in any meaningful way.
2. To recoil back on someone or something, especially in a negative or harmful way. In a horrible vicious circle, the venting of all this anger and frustration redounds upon oneself in the form of debilitating stress and anxiety, which in turn simply ends up yielding more anger and frustration. Our desire to exert our mastery over nature is redounding upon us now as the effects of climate change begin taking their toll.
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redound on someone

to have an effect on someone. The hot weather has redounded on all of us in a bad way. The problems created by your mistake have redounded on the entire company.
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"Free trade is allowing individuals to exchange goods and services, not forcing Americans to subsidize with their involuntary tax dollars a brutal regime that runs completely contrary to our system of government, and has apparently been working to actually subvert our laws and our institutions." Aside from the Taliban, nowhere more than in China are we so clearly subsidizing an enemy of the United States, yet large numbers of Americans seem to accept reassurances that our "investments" in China will somehow redound to our long-term benefit.
Supporters of the antigay measures also contend that September 11's terrible events may actually redound to their favor: Gary Glenn, Michigan director of the American Family Association, an antigay group based in Tupelo, Miss., told the Kalamazoo Gazette, "If anything, I think it's going to make people more sensitive to the attacks on traditional values."
The religious climate fostered a rush to sanctity among women from all social classes, but women from the lower classes may have had the edge in attracting attention because their gifts might seem to redound more splendidly to God's glory than those of highborn women" (95).
The government persuaded them to give way to the project, assuring them that this will redound to their economic well-being.
Women are so inclined to vote Democratic that a Republican drive to get out the women's vote may actually redound to the Democrats' advantage.
The numerous benefits of the ICITAP Program redound both to the foreign recipients and to U.S.
He added that through tourism promotion it could redound to economic development because of the influx of tourists.
This should redound to economic benefits for the Philippine supply chain.
In its statement on Wednesday night, the Palace assured the public that it was searching for a worthy replacement to 'safeguard the hard-earned money of government workers' and 'ensure that the same would redound to the benefit of the GSIS members, bearing in mind the promotion of their welfare and interest.'
This will redound to economic benefits benefiting the entire Philippine supply chain,' Gonzalez said.
"This will redound to thousands of additional jobs which in turn will provide decent living to thousands of Filipino families."
There is little doubt that greater competition would redound to the advantage of consumers, although some of the remedies available to policy makers are curiously low priority.
'The President is now looking for a worthy replacement for the vacated post who would not only safeguard the hard-earned money of government workers but would also ensure that the same would redound to the benefit of the GSIS members, bearing in mind the promotion of their welfare and interest,' Panelo added.
Cusi added the direct remittance of financial benefits to host communities would lead to a considerable increase in public-sector projects to be realized by host LGUs and their distribution utilities, which would redound to the benefit of their respective constituents and customers.