redeem ( redeems 3rd person present) ( redeeming present participle) ( redeemed past tense & past participle )
1 verb If you redeemyourself or your reputation, you do something that makes people have a good opinion of you again after you have behaved or performed badly.
He had realized the mistake he had made and wanted to redeem himself... V n
The sole redeeming feature of your behaviour is that you're not denying it. V-ing
2 verb When something redeems an unpleasant thing or situation, it prevents it from being completely bad.
Work is the way that people seek to redeem their lives from futility... V n
Does this institution have any redeeming features? V-ing
3 verb If you redeem a debt or money that you have promised to someone, you pay money that you owe or that you promised to pay.
FORMAL The amount required to redeem the mortgage was £358,587... V n
4 verb If you redeem an object that belongs to you, you get it back from someone by repaying them money that you borrowed from them, after using the object as a guarantee.
Make sure you know exactly what you will be paying back when you plan to redeem the item. V n
5 verb In religions such as Christianity, to redeem someone means to save them by freeing them from sin and evil.
...a new female spiritual force to redeem the world. V n
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