Definitions for redeemrɪˈdim
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word redeem
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to buy or pay off; clear by payment:
to redeem a mortgage.
to buy back, as after a tax sale or a mortgage foreclosure.
to recover (something pledged or mortgaged) by payment or other satisfaction:
to redeem a pawned watch.
to exchange (bonds, trading stamps, etc.) for money or goods.
Category: Stock Exchange, Business
to convert (paper money) into specie.
to discharge or fulfill (a pledge, promise, etc.).
to make up for; make amends for; offset (some fault, shortcoming, etc.).
to obtain the release or restoration of, as from captivity, by paying a ransom.
to deliver from sin and its consequences by means of a sacrifice offered for the sinner.
Origin of redeem:
1375–1425; late ME redemen < MF redimer < L redimere=red-red - +-imere, comb. form of emere to purchase
deliver, redeem, save(verb)
save from sins
restore the honor or worth of
to turn in (vouchers or coupons) and receive something in exchange
exchange or buy back for money; under threat
redeem, pay off(verb)
pay off (loans or promissory notes)
convert into cash; of commercial papers
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to make a bad experience seem slightly better
The only thing that redeemed the vacation was the perfect weather.
to do sth good to try to compensate for sth bad you did
He redeemed himself by taking us all out to dinner.
to exchange for money, services, or goods
I redeemed my air miles for a flight to Miami.
To recover ownership of something by paying a sum.
To liberate by payment of a ransom.
To set free by force.
To save, rescue
To clear, release from debt or blame
To expiate, atone (for ...)
To convert (some bond or security) into cash
To save from a state of sin (and from its consequences).
To repair, restore
To reform, change (for the better)
To restore the reputation or honour of oneself or something.
Origin: Recorded since c.1425, from redemen, modified from redemer, redimer, from redimo, itself from re- + emo.
to purchase back; to regain possession of by payment of a stipulated price; to repurchase
to recall, as an estate, or to regain, as mortgaged property, by paying what may be due by force of the mortgage
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
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
hence, to rescue and deliver from the bondage of sin and the penalties of God's violated law
to make good by performing fully; to fulfill; as, to redeem one's promises
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
Translations for redeem
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to buy back (something that has been pawned)
I'm going to redeem my gold watch.
- يَشْتَري، يَسْتَرِدُّ شَيْئا مرهوناArabic
- resgatarPortuguese (BR)
- εξαγοράζω, παίρνω πίσωGreek
- desempeñar, rescatarSpanish
- välja ostmaEstonian
- باز خریدنFarsi
- לְהָשִיג מְחָדַש עַל יְדֵי תַּשׁלוּםHebrew
- वापस खरीद लेनाHindi
- otkupiti založenoCroatian
- kaupa aftur, leysaúr veðböndumIcelandic
- membeli semulaMalay
- kjøpe tilbake, innløseNorwegian
- باز خریدنPersian
- بيا اخيستل، بيارانيول، ازادووغده په ځاى كول، دګناه او سزاڅخه خلاصول، له ګروۍڅخه خلاصولPashto
- a recupera de la amanetRomanian
- nazaj kupitiSlovenian
- lösa ut, köpa tillbakaSwedish
- rehinden/ipotekten kurtarmakTurkish
- 贖回Chinese (Trad.)
- پھر سے خرید لیناUrdu
- mua lạiVietnamese
- 赎回Chinese (Simp.)
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