redden

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From red +‎ -en.

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redden (third-person singular simple present reddens, present participle reddening, simple past and past participle reddened)

  1. (intransitive) To become red.
    • 1769: Plautus, Bonnell Thornton (translation), "The Captives", The Comedies of Plautus, T. Becket and P. A. De Hondt, page 341
      But I will make you blush; nay, I will make you redden all over.
  2. (transitive) To make red.
    • 1794: William Hamilton, "Mithridates", Poems on Several Occasions, W. Gordon, page 258
      Ere this had redden'd with my odious blood.

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch *redden, from Proto-Germanic *hradjaną. Compare German retten. Compare also Icelandic redda (to fix) (a borrowing from a continental Germanic language).

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redden (past singular redde, past participle gered)

  1. to save, rescue

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redden

  1. definite singular of redd