What does redeem mean?

Definitions for redeemrɪˈdim

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word redeem.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. deliver, redeem, save(verb)

    save from sins

  2. redeem(verb)

    restore the honor or worth of

  3. redeem(verb)

    to turn in (vouchers or coupons) and receive something in exchange

  4. ransom, redeem(verb)

    exchange or buy back for money; under threat

  5. redeem, pay off(verb)

    pay off (loans or promissory notes)

  6. redeem(verb)

    convert into cash; of commercial papers


  1. redeem(Verb)

    To recover ownership of something by paying a sum.

  2. redeem(Verb)

    To liberate by payment of a ransom.

  3. redeem(Verb)

    To set free by force.

  4. redeem(Verb)

    To save, rescue

  5. redeem(Verb)

    To clear, release from debt or blame

  6. redeem(Verb)

    To expiate, atone (for ...)

  7. redeem(Verb)

    To convert (some bond or security) into cash

  8. redeem(Verb)

    To save from a state of sin (and from its consequences).

  9. redeem(Verb)

    To repair, restore

  10. redeem(Verb)

    To reform, change (for the better)

  11. redeem(Verb)

    To restore the reputation or honour of oneself or something.

  12. redeem(Verb)

    To reclaim

  13. Origin: Recorded since c.1425, from redemen, modified from redemer, redimer, from redimo, itself from re- + emo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Redeem(verb)

    to purchase back; to regain possession of by payment of a stipulated price; to repurchase

  2. Redeem(verb)

    to recall, as an estate, or to regain, as mortgaged property, by paying what may be due by force of the mortgage

  3. Redeem(verb)

    to regain by performing the obligation or condition stated; to discharge the obligation mentioned in, as a promissory note, bond, or other evidence of debt; as, to redeem bank notes with coin

  4. Redeem(verb)

    to ransom, liberate, or rescue from captivity or bondage, or from any obligation or liability to suffer or to be forfeited, by paying a price or ransom; to ransom; to rescue; to recover; as, to redeem a captive, a pledge, and the like

  5. Redeem(verb)

    hence, to rescue and deliver from the bondage of sin and the penalties of God's violated law

  6. Redeem(verb)

    to make good by performing fully; to fulfill; as, to redeem one's promises

  7. Redeem(verb)

    to pay the penalty of; to make amends for; to serve as an equivalent or offset for; to atone for; to compensate; as, to redeem an error

  8. Origin: [F. rdimer, L. redimere; pref. red-, re- re- + emere, emptum, to buy, originally, to take, cf. OIr. em (in comp.), Lith. imti. Cf. Assume, Consume, Exempt, Premium, Prompt, Ransom.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Redeem

    rē-dēm′, v.t. to ransom: to relieve from captivity by a price: to rescue, deliver: to pay the penalty of: to atone for: to perform, as a promise: to improve, put to the best advantage: to recover, as a pledge.—adj. Redeem′able, that may be redeemed.—ns. Redeem′ableness; Redeem′er, one who redeems or ransoms, esp. Jesus Christ, the Saviour of the world.—adjs. Redeem′ing, saving: good, as exceptional to what is bad; Redeem′less, incurable; Redemp′tive, pertaining to redemption: serving or tending to redeem; Redemp′tory, serving to redeem: paid for ransom. [O. Fr. redimer—L. redimĕrered-, back, emĕre, to buy.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of redeem in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of redeem in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Bertrand Russell:

    The only thing that will redeem mankind is cooperation.

  2. Former President Bill Clinton:

    Oklahoma City, you had to choose to redeem your terrible losses by having to begin again.

  3. Nawaz Sharif:

    Pakistan is resolved to redeem its pledge given to its founding fathers that it will protect the homeland.

  4. Saadi Shirazi:

    Dost thou desire that thine own heart should not suffer, redeem thou the sufferer from the bonds of misery.

  5. Aldous Huxley:

    Art is one of the means whereby man seeks to redeem a life which is experienced as chaotic, senseless, and largely evil.

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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • vykoupit, vyplatit, proplatitCzech
  • einlösen, zurückkaufen, wiederherstellen, loslösen, verbessern, befreienGerman
  • εξαγοράζωGreek
  • uudistaa, pelastaa, [[palauttaa]] [[kunnia]], lunastaa, vapauttaa, [[ostaa]] [[takaisin]], vapahtaa, sovittaa, armahtaa, korjata, [[maksaa]] [[lunnaat]]Finnish
  • racheterFrench
  • slánaighIrish
  • feayshil, aachionnee, kionnee reeshtManx
  • के एवजHindi
  • megváltHungarian
  • redimereItalian
  • לִפְדוֹתHebrew
  • 回復する, 買い戻す, あがなうJapanese
  • bevrijden, aflossen, redden, inlossen, omzetten, uitboeten, vrijkopen, genoegdoen, herstellen, verlossen, terugkopen, afbetalenDutch
  • spieniężaćPolish
  • redimir, resgatarPortuguese
  • выкупить, обелять, улучшаться, обелить, выкупать, улучшиться, искупить, искупатьRussian
  • vnovčitiSlovene
  • sona, frälsa, gottgöraSwedish
  • geri almak, iyileştirmek, temize çıkarmak, eski duruma döndürmek, aklamak, tadilat yapmak, kurtarmak, arıtmak, temizlemekTurkish
  • 贖回Chinese

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