redeem
Pronunciation
  • IPA: [ɹɨˈdiːm]
Verb

redeem (redeems, present participle redeeming; past and past participle redeemed)

  1. (transitive) To recover ownership of something by buying it back.
  2. (transitive) To liberate by payment of a ransom.
  3. (transitive) To set free by force.
    • 1611, King James Version, Exodus 6:6:
      Wherefore say unto the children of Israel, I am the LORD, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will rid you out of their bondage, and I will redeem you with a stretched out arm, and with great judgments ...
  4. (transitive) To save, rescue
  5. (transitive) To clear, release from debt or blame
  6. (transitive) To expiate, atone (for)
  7. (transitive, finance) To convert (some bond or security) into cash
  8. (transitive) To save from a state of sin (and from its consequences).
  9. (transitive) To repair, restore
  10. (transitive) To reform, change (for the better)
  11. (transitive) To restore the honour, worth, or reputation of oneself or something.
  12. (transitive, archaic) To reclaim
Synonyms Antonyms Related terms Translations
  • French: racheter
  • German: zurückkaufen
  • Portuguese: resgatar, redimir
  • Russian: выкупа́ть
  • Spanish: redimir, rescatar
Translations
  • German: loslösen, freikaufen
  • Russian: выкупа́ть
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  • Italian: redimere
  • Portuguese: redimir
  • Russian: искупа́ть
  • Spanish: redimir
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