redeeming


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re·deem

 (rĭ-dēm′)
tr.v. re·deemed, re·deem·ing, re·deems
1. To recover ownership of by paying a specified sum: redeemed the ring from the pawnbroker.
2.
a. To pay off (a promissory note, for example).
b. To turn in (coupons, for example) and receive something in exchange.
c. To convert into cash: redeem stocks.
3. To fulfill (a pledge, for example): "That is the unfinished work of our time, to lift the burden of race and redeem the promise of America" (Bill Clinton).
4.
a. To set free, as from slavery or kidnapping, by providing money or other compensation.
b. To save (a person or soul) from a state of sinfulness and its consequences. See Synonyms at save1.
c. To restore the honor, worth, or reputation of: You botched the last job but can redeem yourself on this one.
5.
a. To atone for (an error or mistake): "a silence that gave Maisie a chance to redeem the mistake of pretending to know too much by the humility of inviting further correction" (Henry James).
b. To serve as compensation for; make up for: The low price of the clothes dryer redeems its lack of special features.

[Middle English redemen, from Old French redimer, from Latin redimere : re-, red-, re- + emere, to buy; see em- in Indo-European roots.]

re·deem′a·ble adj.

redeeming

(rɪˈdiːmɪŋ)
adj
serving to compensate for faults or deficiencies in quality, etc: one redeeming feature.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.redeeming - bringing about salvation or redemption from sin; "saving faith"; "redemptive (or redeeming) love"
good - morally admirable
2.redeeming - compensating for some fault or defect; "the redeeming feature of the plan is its simplicity"; "his saving grace was his sense of humor"
good - having desirable or positive qualities especially those suitable for a thing specified; "good news from the hospital"; "a good report card"; "when she was good she was very very good"; "a good knife is one good for cutting"; "this stump will make a good picnic table"; "a good check"; "a good joke"; "a good exterior paint"; "a good secretary"; "a good dress for the office"
Translations

redeeming

[rɪˈdiːmɪŋ] ADJ I see no redeeming feature in itno le encuentro ninguna cosa buena or ningún punto favorable
redeeming virtuevirtud f compensadora

redeeming

[rɪˈdiːmɪŋ] adj [feature] → qui sauve, qui rachète
The only redeeming feature in this film is → La seule chose qui sauve ce film est ..., La seule chose qui rachète ce film est ...

redeeming

adj qualityausgleichend; redeeming featureaussöhnendes Moment; the only redeeming feature of this novel is …das Einzige, was einen mit diesem Roman aussöhnt, ist …

redeeming

[rɪˈdiːmɪŋ] adj redeeming featureunico aspetto positivo
References in classic literature ?
The sick and perishing--it was they who despised the body and the earth, and invented the heavenly world, and the redeeming blood-drops; but even those sweet and sad poisons they borrowed from the body and the earth!
Verily, not in backworlds and redeeming blood-drops: but in the body do they also believe most; and their own body is for them the thing-in-itself.
He was a winter late in redeeming his promise, but redeemed it was, for the last, least Silva got a pair of shoes, as well as Maria herself.
Now, the moral side of an industry, productive or unproductive, the redeeming and ideal aspect of this bread-winning, is the attainment and preservation of the highest possible skill on the part of the craftsmen.
By redeeming his stock now, Jerry will be setting up a long-term installment obligation with $450,000 of principal remaining to be paid.
TELECOMWORLDWIRE-10 February 2003-Fotorama launches web site for redeeming promotions online(C)1994-2003 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.
With a third-party redeeming the stock, which spouse should pay the tax on the appreciation of the stock's value?