Redeem - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |rɪˈdiːm|  American pronunciation of the word redeem
Brit.  |rɪˈdiːm|  British pronunciation of the word redeem


- save from sins (syn: deliver, save)
- restore the honor or worth of
- to turn in (vouchers or coupons) and receive something in exchange
- exchange or buy back for money; under threat (syn: ransom)
- pay off (loans or promissory notes)
- convert into cash; of commercial papers


The exciting ending partially redeems what is otherwise a very dull movie.

He wants to redeem his reputation.

You can redeem this coupon at any store.

You have 90 days to redeem your winning lottery ticket.

This voucher can be redeemed for a free meal at several local restaurants.

The government will pay you interest when it redeems the bonds you bought.

The company redeemed some of its stock.

His mistress is going to send down money to redeem him.

His bravery had redeemed much of his earlier ill-fame.

They had to throw the freight over to redeem the ship.

Only the young singer's performance redeemed the concert from complete failure.

Olivier's performance redeemed an otherwise second-rate play.

The hotel had a single redeeming feature - it was cheap.

You can redeem the coupon at any store.

He finally redeemed his watch from the pawnbroker.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: redeem
he/she/it: redeems
present participle: redeeming
past tense: redeemed
past participle: redeemed
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