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Definitions of redeem

  1. from sins, as in religious dogma
  2. pay off, as of loans or promissory notes
  3. exchange or buy back for money; under threat
  4. convert into cash; of commercial papers
  5. pay off ( loans or promissory notes)
  6. save from sins
  7. To purchase back; to regain possession of by payment of a stipulated price; to repurchase.
  8. To recall, as an estate, or to regain, as mortgaged property, by paying what may be due by force of the mortgage.
  9. To regain by performing the obligation or condition stated; to discharge the obligation mentioned in, as a promissory note, bond, or other evidence of debt; as, to redeem bank notes with coin.
  10. To ransom, liberate, or rescue from captivity or bondage, or from any obligation or liability to suffer or to be forfeited, by paying a price or ransom; to ransom; to rescue; to recover; as, to redeem a captive, a pledge, and the like.
  11. Hence, to rescue and deliver from the bondage of sin and the penalties of God's violated law.
  12. To make good by performing fully; to fulfill; as, to redeem one's promises.
  13. To pay the penalty of; to make amends for; to serve as an equivalent or offset for; to atone for; to compensate; as, to redeem an error.
  14. Redeemable.
  15. To buy back; to free from bondage or slavery by paying a ransom or price; rescue; free from sin and its consequences; make good; as, to redeem a promise; make up for; as, to redeem a fault; to pay what is due on, as a promissory note; to recover, as property given for security to a bank, etc.
  16. To ransom: to relieve from captivity by a price: to rescue: to pay the penalty of: to atone for: to perform, as a promise: to improve: to recover, as a pledge.
  17. To buy back; ransom; rescue; fulfil, as a promise.
  18. To buy back; ransom; recover; deliver, as from sin.
  19. To fulfil.
  20. To make amends for.
  21. Redeemness.
  22. To purchase back; to ransom; to rescue; to free by making atonement; to make good; to deliver from the bondage of sin and its penalties; to be more diligent in improving.
  23. To deliver from captivity, or from any liability to suffer, by paying a price; to ransom; to recover; to repurchase; to save or improve, as time; to make good by performance; to regain a thing alienated by repaying the price of it to the possessor; to perform the work of redemption.
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Usage examples for redeem

  1. And I want to be alone- to try to realize that the chance is mine to redeem myself. – A Fool There Was by Porter Emerson Browne
  2. About the same time, I discovered that however much overdone a Daguerreotype might be, the means were at hand to save or redeem it. – American Handbook of the Daguerrotype by Samuel D. Humphrey
  3. The Spartans, incited, doubtless, by the example of their king, who was eager to redeem his reputation, rushed impetuously to the assault; and they were already within a stone's- throw of the enemy when a Spartan veteran cried out to Agis: " Heal not ill with ill!" – Stories From Thucydides by H. L. Havell
  4. With all his wish to undo a little of the harm that he had done to others, there was a very human eagerness to redeem his own past, so far as that was possible upon earth. – Peccavi by E. W. Hornung
  5. But this fortunate escape had effects and consequences beyond the present, as it inspired the highest hopes and future expectations of Timoleon, making people reverence and protect him as a sacred person sent by heaven to avenge and redeem Sicily. – Plutarch-Lives-of-the-noble-Grecians-and-Romans by Clough, Arthur Hugh
  6. I hastened to redeem my character. – Gossamer 1915 by George A. Birmingham
  7. Unless that is as unsuccessful as the last, I shall soon redeem my fortunes." – Won from the Waves by W.H.G. Kingston
  8. He'd even meant to redeem Brian's shotgun and anything else he'd pawned. – Kenny by Leona Dalrymple
  9. Redeem it because these days are evil. – Food for the Lambs; or, Helps for Young Christians by Charles Ebert Orr
  10. Shall I redeem thee from death? – Introduction to the Old Testament by John Edgar McFadyen
  11. There were hundreds of poor children made happy, even if they could not take in the grand truth that eighteen hundred years ago a Saviour had been born to redeem the world. – In Wild Rose Time by Amanda M. Douglas
  12. May He, Who hath felt the agonies and shame of the Cross, redeem thee, and suffer thee not for any pains of death to fall from Him! – Unknown to History A Story of the Captivity of Mary of Scotland by Charlotte M. Yonge
  13. Nevertheless I thank fate for having been gracious enough to lead across my path so good, so touching a lamb, one so filled with the desire to redeem, as my baronissima. – The Song of Songs by Hermann Sudermann
  14. She can pay for what she fancies, if we haven't a cent to redeem the bed that's stolen from under us. – Frontier Stories by Bret Harte
  15. X Six months later appeared " The Right of Way," the last chance, though we didn't know it, that we were to have to redeem ourselves. – Embarrassments by Henry James
  16. She was not quite sure how much of disappointment lay under his pretence, and rather shyly she suggested that he redeem himself. – The Firing Line by Robert W. Chambers
  17. You can redeem him; you-" " Is a man!" – 'Firebrand' Trevison by Charles Alden Seltzer
  18. To force him to this was now her one idea; she was fiercely resolved that what had started as a casual flirtation should redeem itself in a heroic flame. – The Salamander by Owen Johnson
  19. Then spake King Gunther: Sweet sister mine, by thy courtesie redeem my oath. – The Nibelungenlied by Unknown
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