• WordNet 3.6
    • v redeem convert into cash; of commercial papers
    • v redeem pay off (loans or promissory notes)
    • v redeem exchange or buy back for money; under threat
    • v redeem to turn in (vouchers or coupons) and receive something in exchange
    • v redeem restore the honor or worth of
    • v redeem save from sins
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Redeem (Theol) Hence, to rescue and deliver from the bondage of sin and the penalties of God's violated law. "Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us."
    • Redeem To make good by performing fully; to fulfill; as, to redeem one's promises. "I will redeem all this on Percy's head."
    • Redeem 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. "Which of ye will be mortal, to redeem Man's mortal crime?""It is a chance which does redeem all sorrows."
    • Redeem To purchase back; to regain possession of by payment of a stipulated price; to repurchase. "If a man sell a dwelling house in a walled city, then he may redeem it within a whole year after it is sold."
    • Redeem 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. "Redeem Israel, O God, out of all his troubles.""The Almighty from the grave
      Hath me redeemed ."
    • Redeem To recall, as an estate, or to regain, as mortgaged property, by paying what may be due by force of the mortgage.
    • Redeem 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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • redeem To buy back; recover by purchase; repurchase.
    • redeem Specifically— In law, to recover or disencumber, as mortgaged property, by payment of what is due upon the mortgage. Commonly applied to the property, as in the phrase “to redeem from the mortgage”; but sometimes applied, with the same meaning, to the encumbrance; as, “to redeem the mortgage.”
    • redeem In com., to receive back by paying the obligation, as a promissory note, bond, or any other evidence of debt given by a corporation, company, or individual.
    • redeem To ransom, release, or liberate from captivity or bondage, or from any obligation or liability to suffer or be forfeited, by paying an equivalent: as, to redeem prisoners, captured goods, or pledges.
    • redeem To rescue; deliver; save, in general.
    • redeem In theology, to deliver from sin and spiritual death by means of a sacrifice offered for the sinner. See redemption .
    • redeem To perform or fulfil, as a promise; make good by performance: as, to redeem an obligation.
    • redeem To make amends for; atone for; compensate for.
    • redeem To improve, or employ to the best advantage.
    • redeem To restore; revive.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Redeem rē-dēm′ to ransom: to relieve from captivity by a price: to rescue, deliver: to pay the penalty of: to atone for: to perform, as a promise: to improve, put to the best advantage: to recover, as a pledge
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  • Jose Ortega Y Gasset
    “Were art to redeem man, it could do so only by saving him from the seriousness of life and restoring him to an unexpected boyishness.”
  • Samuel Butler
    “What is faith but a kind of betting or speculation after all? It should be, I bet that my Redeemer liveth.”
  • Benjamin Disraeli
    “He has not a single redeeming defect.”
  • St. Athanasius
    St. Athanasius
    “Jesus whom I know as my Redeemer cannot be less than God.”
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    “We can always redeem the man who aspires and strives.”
  • Gail Sheehy
    Gail Sheehy
    “There is no more defiant denial of one man's ability to possess one woman exclusively than the prostitute who refuses to redeemed.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. rédimer, L. redimere,; pref. red-, re-, re- + emere, emptum, to buy, originally, to take, cf. OIr. em,in comp.), Lith. imti,. Cf. Assume Consume Exempt Premium Prompt Ransom
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. redimer—L. redimĕrered-, back, emĕre, to buy.


In literature:

Every penitent and pardoned soul is a new witness to the triumphs of the Redeemer over sin, death, and the grave.
"The Annals of the Poor" by Legh Richmond
It was his blessed Redeemer.
"Moody's Anecdotes And Illustrations" by Dwight L. Moody
Where did she get the money to redeem them after the first pawning?
"The Winning Clue" by James Hay, Jr.
Thus, when God wished to redeem man, He did it from inside.
"Letters to His Friends" by Forbes Robinson
If you would redeem the world, redeem woman.
"Aims and Aids for Girls and Young Women" by George Sumner Weaver
He had done nothing to redeem this implied promise, although the remembrance of it had not passed out of his mind.
"Tristram of Blent" by Anthony Hope
Why it will be but seven swift seconds to redeem my past!
"Robert Hardy's Seven Days" by Charles Monroe Sheldon
It was an unattractive face, with little to redeem it from being hideous.
"A Dog with a Bad Name" by Talbot Baines Reed
The highest glory of God comes from the gradual increase in redeemed men's likeness to Him.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture" by Alexander Maclaren
His industry and perseverance were his only redeeming characteristics in the eyes of his parents and teachers.
"Pushing to the Front" by Orison Swett Marden

In poetry:

And He who wept His friend, as we
Weep ours, shall our Redeemer be,
And wake us in that morn which brings
Eternity upon its wings.
"Funeral Hymn" by John Bowring
"Deny thyself, and take thy cross,"
Is the Redeemer's great command;
Nature must count her gold but dross,
If she would gain this heav'nly land.
"Hymn 158" by Isaac Watts
Babe, dear Babe!
My crown of glory, sorrow's sword,
My Maker, King, Redeemer, Lord,
My Saviour and my great Reward;
My little Son, my Babe adored.
"Bethlehem" by Michael Fairless
Oft when they saw their brethren slain
They mourned, and sought the Lord again;
Called him the Rock of their abode,
Their high Redeemer, and their God.
"Psalm 78 part 4" by Isaac Watts
Say, "Live for ever, wondrous King!
Born to redeem, and strong to save;
Then ask the monster, "Where's thy sting?"
And, "Where's thy vict'ry, boasting Grave?"
"Hymn 44 part 1" by Isaac Watts
Oh, had you but seen this sweet maiden!
She smiled like the flowers of Eden,
And raised to the skies
Her fond beaming eyes,
And sighed to be with her Redeemer
"The Cottage Maid" by Patrick Branwell Bronte

In news:

Ambitious menu fails to redeem English cuisine .
Can Jesus redeem the sins of aliens as well as humans DARPA has been trying to find out.
Do good works redeem Md.
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Redeemer is eager to advance.
Eaton sets up Redeemer for postseason success.
Thomas R Betz performed the ceremony at Holy Redeemer Chinese Catholic Church, where he is the pastor, with the Rev.
Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery offers new 'eco' burial plots, first of its kind in region.
For seven straight years, the Our Redeemer's Christian School volleyball team saw its season end in the Region 6 tournament.
Our Redeemer's Christian School seniors Ashley Koppinger, Emily VanLith and Billie Bangen were set on winning their final match as members of the Knights volleyball team.
It's the MinuteClinic page offer but you can redeem it at any CVS.
Offer ends Dec 14 and must be redeemed by the 14th.
First-Rate Acting Redeems the Schematic 'Don't Go Gentle '.
Those who tried to redeem food stamps in Pennsylvania and nine other states Friday morning were turned away.

In science:

But Nature is quite capable of surprising us, as witness the evidence for a significant cosmological constant, which a few years ago was generally considered to have no socially redeeming value.
Concluding Remarks on New Cosmological Data and the Values of the Fundamental Parameters
Thus, we again need to redeem one power of λ via a ξ ′ differentiation, see above.
Decay for the wave and Schroedinger evolutions on manifolds with conical ends, Part I
Reference directed indexing: Redeeming relevance for subject search in citation indexes.
Scientific Paper Summarization Using Citation Summary Networks
It is still not too late for theorists to redeem their past failures to successfully predict anything in the neutrino sector by making a genuine prediction which can be tested by experiment.
Neutrino Mass and Mixing with Discrete Symmetry
Gravitational lensing offers us a chance to redeem ourselves.
Gravitational Lensing: Recent Progress and Future Goals - Conference Summary