redirect re‧di‧rect [ˌriːdaɪˈrekt, -d-] verb [transitive]
1. to use money, effort etc for a different purpose:
redirect something into/​to something

• We are redirecting funds to other departments.

• Management effort needs to be redirected into strategy and decision-making.

2. to send someone's letters to their new address from an address that they have left; = FORWARD:

• All mail will be redirected to our new offices.

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redirect UK US /ˌriːdɪˈrekt/ verb [T]
to use money, assets, etc. for a different purpose from the one they were originally intended for: redirect sth (from sth) to sth »

Cost savings have allowed companies to redirect resources to other projects.

redirect money/resources/funds »

Some of the money driving the internet advertising boom has been redirected from television marketing budgets.

redirect sth into/toward(s) sth »

Most of the subsidies are redirected to environmental schemes.


Prices have been slashed by 15%, with advertising revenues redirected towards younger, more upmarket buyers.

COMMUNICATIONS to send mail to someone's new address: »

We asked the Post Office to redirect all our mail.

Compare FORWARD(Cf. ↑forward) verb
COMMUNICATIONS if someone redirects a telephone call, the call automatically goes through to a second number, rather than the one originally called: redirect sth to sth »

More than 15,000 students signed up to a scheme to have all their calls redirected to a personal number.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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