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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.
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redeeming

(rɪˈdiːmɪŋ)
adj
serving to compensate for faults or deficiencies in quality, etc: one redeeming feature.
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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"
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Translations

redeeming

[rɪˈdiːmɪŋ] ADJ I see no redeeming feature in itno le encuentro ninguna cosa buena or ningún punto favorable
redeeming virtuevirtud f compensadora
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

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 ...
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

redeeming

adj qualityausgleichend; redeeming featureaussöhnendes Moment; the only redeeming feature of this novel is …das Einzige, was einen mit diesem Roman aussöhnt, ist …
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

redeeming

[rɪˈdiːmɪŋ] adj redeeming featureunico aspetto positivo
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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 [the coupons] in Boston rather than Barcelona," writes Zuckoff, "Ponzi would earn a profit before expenses of ten cents, or ten percent on each dollar's worth of coupons he bought in Spain and redeemed in the United States" And the Italian lira had suffered even worse than the Spanish peseta.
Naomi and Ruth have contrived a means of redeeming their social status as well as their land.
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