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redeem

2010.01.02

a word used by Christians for referring to Jesus Christ

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  1. improve something (helyrehoz)

 
 
a. make something acceptable: to make something acceptable or pleasant in spite of its negative qualities or aspects
b. restore reputationto do something that changes a negative opinion to a positive one

  2. receive value of shares ("kivált"ja a résuét, "bevált"ja a részt)

exchange something for money: to exchange or convert something such as a voucher for money or its equivalent

  3. use voucher (bevált)

 exchange something for money: to exchange or convert something such as a voucher for money or its equivalent

  4. pay back money kivált, törleszt, visszaszerz)

 buy something backto buy back an item given, e.g. to a pawnbroker (zálogkölcsön), as security for a loan

pay something off: to pay off the outstanding portion of a debt

  5. save someone from evil (megvált)

6. keep promise: to fulfill a pledge or promise

  7. +phrases

  1.   to improve something that is not very good by including something that is good

 

     A difficult year for the company was redeemed by one very successful deal.

     redeeming feature:

     Smith’s only redeeming feature is that he knows his job.

     Synonyms or related words for this meaning of Synonyms or related words for this meaning of redeem: improve, enhance, remedy, improve on, correct... more

  2. to get money by selling shares that you own in a company

 

  3.  to use a voucher (=a piece of paper worth a particular amount) to pay for something

     Synonyms or related words for this meaning of Synonyms or related words for this meaning of redeem: spend, pay, pay out, finance, fund... more

  4. to get an object again by paying someone the money that they paid you for it, especially when the money was a type of loan

    She couldn’t afford to redeem her wedding ring from the pawnbroker.

     Synonyms or related words for this meaning of Synonyms or related words for this meaning of redeem: get back, recover, win back, regain, reclaim... more

        1a.to give all the money that you have borrowed to the person who you borrowed it from

They will redeem their debts over a period of years.

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  5. to make someone free from the power of evil, especially in the Christian religion

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redeem a promise/an obligation

formal

to do something that you promised to do

Synonyms or related words for this meaning of Synonyms or related words for this meaning of redeem: keep, hold to, stick to, remember, come through... more

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redeem yourself

to do something good because you have behaved badly, so that people will think you are a good person again

 

He was anxious to redeem himself after the fight that morning.

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Main Entry: re·deem
Pronunciation: \ri-ˈdēm\
Function: transitive verb
Etymology: Middle English redemen, from Anglo-French redemer, modification of Latin redimere, from re-, red- re- + emere to take, buy; akin to Lithuanian imti to take
Date: 15th century

1 a : to buy back : repurchase b : to get or win back
2 : to free from what distresses or harms: as a : to free from captivity by payment of ransom b : to extricate from or help to overcome something detrimental c : to release from blame or debt : clear d : to free from the consequences of sin
3 : to change for the better : reform
4 : repair, restore
5 a : to free from a lien by payment of an amount secured thereby b (1) : to remove the obligation of by payment <the United States Treasury redeems savings bonds on demand> (2) : to exchange for something of value <redeem trading stamps> c : to make good : fulfill
6 a : to atone for : expiate <redeem an error> b (1) : to offset the bad effect of (2) : to make worthwhile : retrieve

synonyms see rescue

re·deem·able \-ˈdē-mə-bəl\ adjective

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.): His bravery redeemed his youthful idleness.
8. to obtain the release or restoration of, as from captivity, by paying a ransom.
9. Theology. to deliver from sin and its consequences by means of a sacrifice offered for the sinner.

Origin:
1375–1425; late ME redemen < MF redimer < L redimere, equiv. to red- red- + -imere, comb. form of emere to purchase (cf. emptor, ransom )


1-3. repurchase. Redeem, ransom both mean to buy back. Redeem is wider in its application than ransom, and means to buy back, regain possession of, or exchange for money, goods, etc.: to redeem one's property. To ransom is to redeem a person from captivity by paying a stipulated price, or to redeem from sin by sacrifice: to ransom a kidnapped child. 8, 9. free, liberate, rescue, save.

1. abandon.

 

 

 

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