redound upon (someone or something)

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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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"Amending the given provisions in this law will redound upon both the economic development of our country and the welfare of the sugar farmers by further enabling them with the means to improve their lives to a degree that will energize, inspire and encourage them to pour their productive vigor into creating and contributing more output that will be of great benefit to them, the sugar industry, and the country," Arroyo said.
"We have received a lot of help from the society, and now it is our turn to redound upon the society," he told Helsingin Sanomat one year ago.
Does not the glory of the center redound upon the periphery?
But as the deflationary pressure of global imbalances must invariably redound upon surplus and deficit country alike, we must ask, like Keynes, "If not this, what then?"
"Sins of the tongue" redound upon the speaker: a libel is not justified by its truth but reveals the malicious intent of the libeller.