verb (used with object)
Origin of redeem
Examples from the Web for redeem
Sens. Rand Paul (R-KY) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) may have drawn wide attention and praise for their REDEEM Act.Why Isn’t Prison Justice on the Ballot This Tuesday?|Inimai Chettiar, Abigail Finkelman|November 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In all of this lies the chance, also, for FIFA to redeem itself.
Now, thanks to a military man he fired, retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal, he has a chance to redeem himself.It’s Time for Obama to Heed McChrystal’s Call for the ‘Service Year’|Jonathan Alter|June 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And that means it has to potential to redeem Christie—or make his already-hellish 2014 much, much worse.
Some of them, such as the pool shark Eddie Felson, find ways to redeem themselves.‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’ Is a Classic Twice over—as a Movie and a Novel|Malcolm Jones|February 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That goes a long way to redeem even three thousand pounds of all their cumulative vulgarity.Trilby|George Du Maurier
He looked round despairingly, as if for some way to redeem his existence from that unconquerable feeling.Under Western Eyes|Joseph Conrad
Napoleon stood by Piedmont, and in May, 1859, the campaign that was to redeem the inglorious field of Novara commenced.Builders of United Italy|Rupert Sargent Holland
There are many ways in which England can redeem the wrong she has done to China.
The United States Treasury is also required by law to redeem on demand all notes of national banks presented to it.Readings in Money and Banking|Chester Arthur Phillips
British Dictionary definitions for redeem
Word Origin for redeem
Word Origin and History for redeem
early 15c., "buy back, ransom," from Middle French redemer "buy back," from Latin redimere (see redemption). Theological sense of "deliver from sin and spiritual death" is from c.1500. Meaning "make amends for" is from 1520s. Sense of "make good" (a promise, obligation, etc.) is from 1840. Related: Redeemed; redeeming.