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Meaning of REDEEM

Pronunciation:  ree'deem

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  convert into cash; of commercial papers
  2. [v]  pay off, as of loans or promissory notes
  3. [v]  exchange or buy back for money; under threat
  4. [v]  from sins, as in religious dogma
 

REDEEM is a 6 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: deliver, pay off, ransom, save
 
 See Also: cash, cash in, change, exchange, interchange, pay

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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
         crime?                                --Milton.

         It is a chance which does redeem all sorrows.
                                               --Shak.

{To redeem the time}, to make the best use of it.

 

 

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