redeem

[ ri-deem ]
/ rɪˈdim /

verb (used with object)

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Origin of redeem

1375–1425; late Middle English redemen < Middle French redimer < Latin redimere, equivalent to red- red- + -imere, combining form of emere to purchase (cf. emptor, ransom)

SYNONYMS FOR redeem

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.

OTHER WORDS FROM redeem

pre·re·deem, verb (used with object)un·re·deemed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for redeem

redeem
/ (rɪˈdiːm) /

verb (tr)

Derived forms of redeem

redeemer, noun

Word Origin for redeem

C15: from Old French redimer, from Latin redimere to buy back, from red- re- + emere to buy
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