from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To recover ownership of by paying a specified sum.
- transitive v. To pay off (a promissory note, for example).
- transitive v. To turn in (coupons, for example) and receive something in exchange.
- transitive v. To fulfill (a pledge, for example).
- transitive v. To convert into cash: redeem stocks.
- transitive v. To set free; rescue or ransom.
- transitive v. To save from a state of sinfulness and its consequences. See Synonyms at save1.
- transitive v. To make up for: The low price of the clothes dryer redeems its lack of special features.
- transitive v. To restore the honor, worth, or reputation of: You botched the last job but can redeem yourself on this one.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To recover ownership of something by paying a sum.
- v. To liberate by payment of a ransom.
- v. To set free by force.
- v. To save, rescue
- v. To clear, release from debt or blame
- v. To expiate, atone (for ...)
- v. (transitive) To convert (some bond or security) into cash
- v. To save from a state of sin (and from its consequences).
- v. To repair, restore
- v. To reform, change (for the better)
- v. To restore the reputation or honour of oneself or something.
- v. (transitive) To reclaim
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To purchase back; to regain possession of by payment of a stipulated price; to repurchase.
- transitive v.
- transitive v. To recall, as an estate, or to regain, as mortgaged property, by paying what may be due by force of the mortgage.
- transitive v. 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.
- transitive v. 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.
- transitive v. Hence, to rescue and deliver from the bondage of sin and the penalties of God's violated law.
- transitive v. To make good by performing fully; to fulfill
- transitive v. To pay the penalty of; to make amends for; to serve as an equivalent or offset for; to atone for; to compensate.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To buy back; recover by purchase; repurchase.
- Specifically— In law, to recover or disencumber, as mortgaged property, by payment of what is due upon the mortgage.
- 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.
- 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.
- To rescue; deliver; save, in general.
- In theology, to deliver from sin and spiritual death by means of a sacrifice offered for the sinner. See redemption .
- To perform or fulfil, as a promise; make good by performance: as, to redeem an obligation.
- To make amends for; atone for; compensate for.
- To improve, or employ to the best advantage.
- To restore; revive.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. restore the honor or worth of
- v. exchange or buy back for money; under threat
- v. convert into cash; of commercial papers
- v. pay off (loans or promissory notes)
- v. to turn in (vouchers or coupons) and receive something in exchange
- v. save from sins
The tea-partiers would, in short, redeem the Obama administration's political fortunes, no matter what.
CNN's Larry Smith spoke earlier with the so-called redeem team.
I have TWO adword redeem coupon of worth Rs: 1500 (INR) (its in Indian currency). please post the highest price that you can give me for this coupon ..
To redeem a kabloom coupon, click on the link next to the particular deal.
The fiscal impact of bond issuance has nothing to do with having to "redeem" them, since as long as the government retains its credibility in financial markets, it can roll over its debt indefinitely.
The good thing is we get to play em again and kind of redeem ourselves.
I think Rod received death threats, or decided to "redeem" in advance to pretend that he's just a chaotic clown, or because his mom ordered to do it - she wants him to stay alive.
Perhaps the invasion mentioned below will be a way to "redeem" these bonds after they've fallen into default.
Perhaps the invasion will be a way to "redeem" these bonds after they've fallen into default.
That article was enlightening when one remembers Gore's [and our] loss in 2000, especially if you care about the outcome ..... because it is the first time I'd known just how much Bill Clinton used Hillary's senate run to 'redeem' himself after his Monica fall, as well as how he hurried to vacuum up democratic funds leaving the Gore campaign shorted.
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