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Definitions for redeem
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word redeem.
deliver, redeem, saveverb
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 offverb
pay off (loans or promissory notes)
convert into cash; of commercial papers
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.
Etymology: Recorded since c.1425, from redemen, modified from redemer, redimer, from redimo, itself from re- + emo.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: redimo, Lat.
The kinsman said, I cannot redeem it for myself, lest I mar mine inheritance. Ruth iv. 6.
If, when I am laid into the tomb,
I wake before the time that Romeo
Comes to redeem me, there’s a fearful point. William Shakespeare.
Levied an army, weening to redeem
And re-instal me in the diadem. William Shakespeare, Henry VI.
Th’ almighty from the grave
Hath me redeem’d; he will the humble save. George Sandys.
Redeem Israel, O God, out of all his troubles. Ps. xxv.
Redeem from this reproach my wand’ring ghost. Dryden.
Waywardly proud; and therefore bold, because extremely faulty; and yet having no good thing to redeem these. Philip Sidney.
This feather stirs, she lives; if it be so,
It is a chance which does redeem all sorrows
That ever I have felt. William Shakespeare, King Lear.
Having committed a fault, he became the more obsequious and pliant to redeem it. Henry Wotton.
Think it not hard, if at so cheap a rate
You can secure the constancy of fate,
Whose kindness sent what does your malice seem
By lesser ills the greater to redeem. Dryden.
Thou hast one daughter,
Who redeems nature from the general curse,
Which twain have brought her to. William Shakespeare.
Which of you will be mortal to redeem
Man’s mortal crime. John Milton.
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
Etymology: [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
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. redimĕre—red-, back, emĕre, to buy.]
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The numerical value of redeem in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of redeem in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Examples of redeem in a Sentence
It’s funny because I played there on the same court — with the same ref, too — last year, so, I was like: I’ve got to redeem myself.
Dost thou desire that thine own heart should not suffer, redeem thou the sufferer from the bonds of misery.
Sometimes someone has a poor connection, or maybe one specific restaurant out of 14,000 may not have been geolocated properly or somebody tried to redeem the coupon during breakfast.
Art is one of the means whereby man seeks to redeem a life which is experienced as chaotic, senseless, and largely evil.
When I say I love Eastland, it sounds preposterous--a man who brutalizes people. But *you* love him or you wouldn't be here. You're going to Mississippi to create social change--and you love Eastland in your desire to create conditions which will redeem his children. Loving your enemy is manifest in putting your arms not around the man but around the social situation, to take power from those who misuse it--at which point they can become human too.
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- vykoupit, vyplatit, proplatitCzech
- wiederherstellen, verbessern, loslösen, befreien, zurückkaufen, einl, einlösenGerman
- εξαγοράζω, εξαργυρώνωGreek
- [[maksaa]] [[lunnaat]], armahtaa, korjata, sovittaa, vapahtaa, [[ostaa]] [[takaisin]], vapauttaa, lunastaa, [[palauttaa]] [[kunnia]], uudistaa, pelastaaFinnish
- aachionnee, kionnee reesht, feayshilManx
- के एवजHindi
- riscattare, redimereItalian
- 買い戻す, あがなう, 償還する, 回復するJapanese
- 도로 사다Korean
- redden, uitboeten, bevrijden, aflossen, terugkopen, vrijkopen, verlossen, afbetalen, genoegdoen, herstellen, omzetten, inlossenDutch
- spieniężać, wykupićPolish
- resgatar, redimirPortuguese
- искупать, обелить, обелять, искупить, выкупить, улучшаться, улучшиться, выкупатьRussian
- frälsa, l, gottgöra, sonaSwedish
- temizlemek, iyileştirmek, temize çıkarmak, eski duruma döndürmek, aklamak, tadilat yapmak, kurtarmak, geri almak, arıtmakTurkish
- chuộc lạiVietnamese
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