verb (used with object)
Origin of redeem
Synonyms for redeem
Antonyms for redeem
Related Words for redeemregain, restore, repay, recoup, reclaim, liberate, extricate, rehabilitate, compensate, satisfy, offset, ransom, purchase, retrieve, exchange, cover, cash, repossess, settle, defray
Examples from the Web for redeem
Contemporary Examples of redeem
Sports drinks and coconut water, which is lower in sugar, can also redeem electrolytes lost while drinking, says White.5 Hangover Cures to Save You After a Few Too Many
December 19, 2014
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
In all of this lies the chance, also, for FIFA to redeem itself.Best Way to Punish Putin? No World Cup
July 20, 2014
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’
June 23, 2014
And that means it has to potential to redeem Christie—or make his already-hellish 2014 much, much worse.This Civil War Reenactor Controls Christie’s Fate
March 5, 2014
Historical Examples of redeem
And by our dreams and labors we will redeem the promise of America in the 21st century.
But as to doing what he wills with a word—see what it cost him to redeem the world!Weighed and Wanting
Is it possible to do nothing to redeem these poor people, father, from captivity?
Offices which are but pledges that we are expected to redeem.
I reject the monstrous theory that while a man may redeem the past, a woman never can.The Eternal City
Word Origin 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.