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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.

redeem

(rɪˈdiːm)
vb (tr)
1. to recover possession or ownership of by payment of a price or service; regain
2. (Banking & Finance) to convert (bonds, shares, etc) into cash
3. (Banking & Finance) to pay off (a promissory note, loan, etc)
4. (Commerce) to recover (something pledged, mortgaged, or pawned)
5. (Banking & Finance) to convert (paper money) into bullion or specie
6. to fulfil (a promise, pledge, etc)
7. (Commerce) to exchange (trading stamps, coupons, etc) for goods
8. to reinstate in someone's estimation or good opinion; restore to favour: he redeemed himself by his altruistic action.
9. to make amends for
10. to recover from captivity, esp by a money payment
11. (Ecclesiastical Terms) Christianity (of Christ as Saviour) to free (mankind) from sin by his death on the Cross
[C15: from Old French redimer, from Latin redimere to buy back, from red- re- + emere to buy]
reˈdeemer n

re•deem

(rɪˈdim)

v.t.
1. to buy or pay off; clear by payment: to redeem a mortgage.
2. to buy back, as after a tax sale or a mortgage foreclosure.
3. to recover (something pledged or mortgaged) by payment or other satisfaction: to redeem a pawned watch.
4. to exchange (bonds, trading stamps, etc.) for money or goods.
5. to convert (paper money) into specie.
6. to discharge or fulfill (a pledge, promise, etc.).
7. to make up for; make amends for; offset (some fault, shortcoming, etc.).
8. to obtain the release or restoration of, as from captivity, by paying a ransom.
9. to deliver from sin and its consequences by means of a sacrifice offered for the sinner.
[1375–1425; late Middle English redemen < Middle French redimer < Latin redimere=red- red- + -imere, comb. form of emere to purchase]
re•deem′a•ble, adj.

redeem


Past participle: redeemed
Gerund: redeeming

Imperative
redeem
redeem
Present
I redeem
you redeem
he/she/it redeems
we redeem
you redeem
they redeem
Preterite
I redeemed
you redeemed
he/she/it redeemed
we redeemed
you redeemed
they redeemed
Present Continuous
I am redeeming
you are redeeming
he/she/it is redeeming
we are redeeming
you are redeeming
they are redeeming
Present Perfect
I have redeemed
you have redeemed
he/she/it has redeemed
we have redeemed
you have redeemed
they have redeemed
Past Continuous
I was redeeming
you were redeeming
he/she/it was redeeming
we were redeeming
you were redeeming
they were redeeming
Past Perfect
I had redeemed
you had redeemed
he/she/it had redeemed
we had redeemed
you had redeemed
they had redeemed
Future
I will redeem
you will redeem
he/she/it will redeem
we will redeem
you will redeem
they will redeem
Future Perfect
I will have redeemed
you will have redeemed
he/she/it will have redeemed
we will have redeemed
you will have redeemed
they will have redeemed
Future Continuous
I will be redeeming
you will be redeeming
he/she/it will be redeeming
we will be redeeming
you will be redeeming
they will be redeeming
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been redeeming
you have been redeeming
he/she/it has been redeeming
we have been redeeming
you have been redeeming
they have been redeeming
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been redeeming
you will have been redeeming
he/she/it will have been redeeming
we will have been redeeming
you will have been redeeming
they will have been redeeming
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been redeeming
you had been redeeming
he/she/it had been redeeming
we had been redeeming
you had been redeeming
they had been redeeming
Conditional
I would redeem
you would redeem
he/she/it would redeem
we would redeem
you would redeem
they would redeem
Past Conditional
I would have redeemed
you would have redeemed
he/she/it would have redeemed
we would have redeemed
you would have redeemed
they would have redeemed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.redeem - save from sins
organized religion, religion, faith - an institution to express belief in a divine power; "he was raised in the Baptist religion"; "a member of his own faith contradicted him"
2.redeem - restore the honor or worth of
reestablish, reinstate, restore - bring back into original existence, use, function, or position; "restore law and order"; "reestablish peace in the region"; "restore the emperor to the throne"
3.redeem - to turn in (vouchers or coupons) and receive something in exchange
exchange, interchange, change - give to, and receive from, one another; "Would you change places with me?"; "We have been exchanging letters for a year"
4.redeem - exchange or buy back for money; under threat
crime, criminal offence, criminal offense, law-breaking, offense, offence - (criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act; "a long record of crimes"
exchange, interchange, change - give to, and receive from, one another; "Would you change places with me?"; "We have been exchanging letters for a year"
5.redeem - pay off (loans or promissory notes)
pay - give money, usually in exchange for goods or services; "I paid four dollars for this sandwich"; "Pay the waitress, please"
6.redeem - convert into cash; of commercial papers
cash, cash in - exchange for cash; "I cashed the check as soon as it arrived in the mail"

redeem

verb
1. reinstate, vindicate, absolve, free from blame, remove the guilt from, restore to favour, rehabilitate He had realized the mistake he had made and wanted to redeem himself.
2. make up for, offset, make good, compensate for, outweigh, redress, atone for, make amends for, defray Work is the way people seek to redeem their sins.
3. pay off, clear, square, honour, discharge, pay back The amount required to redeem the mortgage was £358,587.
4. trade in, cash (in), exchange, convert, turn in, change The voucher will be redeemed for one toy.
5. buy back, recover, regain, retrieve, reclaim, win back, repossess, repurchase, recover possession of the date upon which you plan to redeem the item
6. save, free, deliver, rescue, liberate, ransom, set free, extricate, emancipate, buy the freedom of, pay the ransom of a new female spiritual force to redeem the world
7. fulfil, meet, keep, carry out, satisfy, discharge, make good, hold to, acquit, adhere to, abide by, keep faith with, be faithful to, perform They must redeem that pledge.

redeem

verb
1. To extricate from an undesirable state:
Translations
يَشْتَري، يَسْتَرِدُّ شَيْئا مرهونايَفْتَدي، يُحَرِّريَفْدي
vykoupitvyplatitzachránitspasit
frelseindløseløskøbeopvejerehabilitere
armahtaalunastaaostaavapahtaa
megvált
bæta uppkaupa aftur, leysa úr veîböndumleysa út, fá lausan
AtpirkėjasatpirktiišganymasišganytiIšganytojas
atgūtatpestītizpirkt
spasiťvyplatiť
fidye ödeyerek kurtarmakgünahtan arıtmakrehinden/ipotekten kurtarmaksuçunu unutturmak

redeem

[rɪˈdiːm] VT (Rel) [+ sinner] → redimir; (= buy back) [+ pawned goods] → desempeñar (Fin) [+ debt, mortgage] → amortizar; (= fulfil) [+ promise, obligation] → cumplir; (= compensate for) [+ fault] → expiar
to redeem o.sredimirse

redeem

[rɪˈdiːm] vt
(= save) → racheter, sauver
a terrible play, redeemed only by a few good jokes → une très mauvaise pièce, uniquement sauvée par quelques bons mots, une très mauvaise pièce, uniquement rachetée par quelques bons mots
to redeem o.s. → se racheter
to redeem o.s. for sth [+ mistake, failure] → se racheter de qch
[+ loan, debt, mortgage] → rembourser
(from pawnbroker) [+ possessions] → dégager
[+ voucher] → échanger
(RELIGION)racheter

redeem

vt pawned object, trading stamps, coupons, bill etceinlösen (for gegen); promise, obligationeinhalten, erfüllen; (Fin) debtabzahlen, löschen; mortgagetilgen, abzahlen; sharesverkaufen; (US) banknotewechseln (→ for in +acc); one’s honour, situationretten; (Rel) sinnererlösen; (= compensate for) failing, faultwettmachen, ausgleichen; to redeem oneselfsich reinwaschen; to redeem somebody from sinjdn von seinen Sünden reinwaschen or erlösen

redeem

[rɪˈdiːm] vt (Rel) (sinner) → redimere; (buy back, pawned goods) → disimpegnare, riscattare (Fin) (debt, mortgage) → estinguere, ammortare; (fulfil, promise) → mantenere; (obligation) → adempiere a; (compensate for, fault) → compensare
to redeem o.s. → farsi perdonare

redeem

(rəˈdiːm) verb
1. to buy back (something that has been pawned). I'm going to redeem my gold watch.
2. to set (a person) free by paying a ransom; (of Jesus Christ) to free (a person) from sin.
3. to compensate for or cancel out the faults of. His willingness to work redeemed him in her eyes.
Reˈdeemer noun
(often with the) Jesus Christ.
redemption (rəˈdempʃən) noun
the redemption of man by Christ.
past/beyond redemption
too bad to be redeemed or improved.
redeeming feature
a good quality that somewhat makes up for the bad qualities in a person or thing.
References in classic literature ?
Their only redeeming feature lay in the development of the head above and back of the ears.
When the fact dawned on him it nearly broke his heart, but now it seemed the redeeming feature of the case.
But I have found in him one great redeeming feature. Do you see this little bump on his forehead?
And there was only one redeeming feature connected with that pitiful piece of history; and that was, that secretly the "poor white" did de- test the slave-lord, and did feel his own shame.
Home form was always their redeeming feature but even that has deserted them - they head for the Big Apple after of a pair of 1-0 home defeats at the hands of Seattle and Chicago.
All of Stan's villains had at least one redeeming feature.
However, there is a redeeming feature. Economics of Munda can be somewhat improved if its regulated outflows could be reutilised at a hydrostation downstream.
The redeeming feature again was the net buying by foreigners of equities worth $1.7 million with net inflow of $4m in two days.
Bailie Barker said the "only redeeming feature" was that the town clerk had not asked for the increase proposed by the council but had been "forced into this position by his quondam (former) friends" for what reasons he did not know.
However, the app's redeeming feature would be its end-to-end encryption, which would also translate with each content.
Mr Corbyn only had one redeeming feature; a readiness to wave goodbye to the EU - and he's already welched on that one.
X FACTOR - a silly talent show spawned by a cove called Simon Cowell with a very silly haircut - had only one redeeming feature.