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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
redeem (verb)
transitive verb
1.
a) to buy back - repurchase
b) to get or win back
2.
to free from what or harms as - distresses
a) to free from captivity by payment of - ransom
b) to from or help to overcome something - extricate detrimental
c) to release from blame or debt - clear
d) to free from the of sin - consequences
3.
to change for the better - reform
4.
- repair restore
5.
a) to free from a by payment of an amount secured - lien 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 rescue
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
redeem (verb)
1.
to do what is required by the terms of
SYNONIMS:
answer, complete, comply (with), fill, keep, meet, redeem, satisfy
RELATED WORDS:
conclude, consummate, finalize, finish, perfect; accomplish, achieve, bring about, bring off, carry out, effect; commit, compass, discharge, execute, follow through (with), make, perform
NEAR ANTONYMS:
default (on); disregard, forget, ignore, neglect, overlook, overpass, pass over, slight
breach, break, transgress, violate
redeem (verb)
2.
to free from captivity or punishment by paying a price
SYNONIMS:
redeem
RELATED WORDS:
bail; deliver, rescue, save; emancipate, liberate; get back, recover, regain, retrieve; release; buy; salvage
redeem (verb)
3.
to free from the penalties or consequences of sin
SYNONIMS:
deliver, redeem
RELATED WORDS:
reclaim, reform; forgive, pardon, remit, shrive; bless, hallow; consecrate, purify, sanctify
redeem (verb)
4.
to make better in behavior or character
SYNONIMS:
habilitate, reclaim, redeem, regenerate, rehabilitate
RELATED WORDS:
reeducate; amend, improve, refine; cleanse, purify, restore
NEAR ANTONYMS:
abase, canker, corrupt, debauch, degrade, demean, demoralize, deprave, lower, pervert, poison, profane, prostitute, subvert, warp
redeem (verb)
5.
to make up for (an offense)
SYNONIMS:
atone (for), mend, redeem
RELATED WORDS:
compensate, recompense, reimburse, remunerate, repay; amend, correct, rectify, redress; propitiate
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