past tense: redeemed; past participle: redeemed
1. compensate for the faults or bad aspects of (something).
"a disappointing debate redeemed only by an outstanding speech"
synonyms:save, compensate for the defects of, vindicate, save, compensate for the defects of, vindicate
"the whimsical artwork redeems the book"
compensating, compensatory, extenuating, redemptive; salvific
"the critics are hard-pressed to find anything redeeming about his latest book""the whimsical artwork redeems the book"
do something that compensates for poor past performance or behavior.
"they redeemed themselves in the playoffs by pushing the Detroit Red Wings to a seventh and deciding game"
synonyms: vindicate, free from blame, absolve
"he fully redeemed himself in the next race"
(of a person) atone or make amends for (error or evil).
"the thief on the cross who by a single act redeemed a life of evil"
synonyms: atone for, make amends for, make restitution for
"you cannot redeem their sins"
save (someone) from sin, error, or evil.
"he was a sinner, redeemed by the grace of God"
synonyms: save, deliver from sin, convert
"who shall redeem these sinners?"
2. gain or regain possession of (something) in exchange for payment.
"his best suit had been redeemed from the pawnbrokers"
synonyms: retrieve, regain, recover, get back, reclaim, repossess; buy back
"Billy redeemed his drums from the pawnbrokers"
repay (a stock, bond, or other instrument) at the maturity date.
exchange (a coupon, voucher, or trading stamp) for merchandise, a discount, or money.
synonyms: exchange, give in exchange, cash in, convert, trade in
"this voucher can be redeemed at any branch"
pay the necessary money to clear (a debt).
"owners were unable to redeem their mortgages"
synonyms: fulfill or carry out (a pledge or promise).
"the party prepared to redeem the pledges of the past three years"
synonyms: fulfill, carry out, discharge, make good; keep, keep to, stick to, hold to, adhere to, abide by, honor
"he made no effort to redeem his promise"
buy the freedom of.
We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims;
Resistance is futile.
If you think you can, you are correct.
If you think you can't, you are correct.