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Redeem Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    redeem v
  1. save from sins [syn: deliver, save]
  2. exchange or buy back for money; under threat [syn: ransom]
  3. pay off (loans or promissory notes) [syn: pay off]
  4. convert into cash; of commercial papers
Redeem Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Redeem \Re*deem"\ (r?*d?m"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Redeemed. (-d?md"); p. pr. & vb. n. Redeeming.] [F. r['e]dimer, 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.]
  1. 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. --Lev. xxv. 29.
  2. Hence, specifically: (a) (Law) To recall, as an estate, or to regain, as mortgaged property, by paying what may be due by force of the mortgage. (b) (Com.) 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.
  3. 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. --Ps. xxv. 22. The Almighty from the grave Hath me redeemed. --Sandys.
  4. (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. --Gal. iii. 13.
  5. To make good by performing fully; to fulfill; as, to redeem one's promises. I will redeem all this on Percy's head. --Shak.
  6. 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
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  • Redeemers: White Democratic Southerners saw themselves as redeeming the South by regaining power. They appealed to scalawags (white Southerners who ...
  • Redeem the Vote: Redeem the Vote is a Christian right organization founded by Randy Brinson during the 2004 presidential campaign to register young ...
  • Special law to redeem pro-Japanese collaborators' property: The special law to redeem pro-Japanese collaborators' property is a special South Korea n law that passed the South Korean National ...

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* Art is one of the means whereby man seeks to redeem a life which is experienced as chaotic, senseless, and largely evil. - Aldous Huxley

* When I say I love Eastland, it sounds preposterous--a man who brutalizes people. But *you* love him or you wouldn't be here. You're going to Mississippi to create social change--and you love Eastland in your desire to create conditions which will redeem his children. Loving your enemy is manifest in putting your arms not around the man but around the social situation, to take power from those who misuse it--at which point they can become human too. - Bayard Rustin


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  • AIR MILES Launches New Way to Redeem Reward Miles Online with AIR MILES Cash
    TORONTO, April 24, 2014 /CNW/ - The AIR MILESĀ® Reward Program is bringing even more flexibility and choice to Collectors by introducing a new way to redeem with AIR MILES Cash for $10 or more worth of value with participating Reward Partners. Now AIR MILES Collectors can visit airmiles.ca/cash to redeem reward miles in the AIR MILES Cash balances of their account Read more on this news related to 'Redeem'
  • Mohegan Sun $25 for one buffet (lunch or dinner) at Seasons Buffet AND $25 FREE Slot Play at Mohegan Sun (value $50)
    To redeem $25 buffet voucher, present your voucher at Seasons Buffet. To redeem $25 FREE Slot Play voucher, please present valid ID, free Momentum membership card and voucher at any Player's Club booth. (Names must match.) Read more on this news related to 'Redeem'
  • AIG to Redeem 3.000% Notes Due 2015
    American International Group, Inc. today announced that it will redeem all of its outstanding 3.000% Notes Due 2015 on May 5, 2014 . Read more on this news related to 'Redeem'

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